Mortal neutropenic enterocolitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Abstract

Neutropenic enterocolitis (NE) or typhlitis is a serious complication of anticancer therapy, especially in he- matological malignancies. We describe a case of acute lymphoid leukemia presenting the early onset of a syndrome with the clinical features and specific radiological findings of NE during the neutropenic phase.

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Elcioglu, O. , Ozkok, A. , Akpinar, T. and Kucukkaya, R. (2013) Mortal neutropenic enterocolitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 3, 53-54. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2013.32012.

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