ISSN: 2455-8702
Imaging Journal of Clinical and Medical Sciences
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Leucocrit-The white face of acute myeloid leukemia

Tomas V Karajan*

EMBA, Medical Director & Chief Physician, Clinic for Internal Medicine, Liechtenstein State Hospital, Heiligkreuz 25, 9490, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
*Corresponding author: Tomas V Karajan, EMBA, Medical Director & Chief Physician, Clinic for Internal Medicine, Liechtenstein State Hospital, Heiligkreuz 25, 9490, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Tel: +423 235 44 99; E-mail: tomas.karajan@landesspital.li
Received: 17 April, 2020 | Accepted: 19 April, 2021 | Published: 21 April, 2021

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Karajan TV (2021) Leucocrit-The white face of acute myeloid leukemia. Imaging J Clin Medical Sci 8(1): 002-002. DOI: 10.17352/2455-8702.000132
CASE / Clinical Image

Of a 72-year-old patient who was brought to our emergency room with fever and worsening condition for several weeks. Initial blood count showed a hemoglobin of 48g/L with a hematocrit of 0.14. White blood count was 350G/L and showed severe leukocytosis. Additionally we found thrombocytopenia at 49G/L. As you can see in the image (her blood, after staying 30 minutes in a edta tube) there is a massive widening to 0.32 (normally up to 0.01) of the «leukocrite» (the white part of the pillar) after sedimentation .

The patient was later diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and unfortunately couldn`t be saved.

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