Lymphadenopathy as the primary manifestation of malignant transformation in two patients with severe congenital neutropenia.

Journal Article

We present the cases of two patients with severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) who both developed generalized adenopathy. Although both had recent histories that placed infection high on the differential of causes for the adenopathy, biopsies demonstrated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as the etiology. The risk of malignant transformation in SCN is known to be significantly elevated, and these cases illustrate the need for physicians of such patients to keep myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and AML high on the differential when patients manifest atypical symptoms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gamper, CJ; Takemoto, CM; Schowinsky, J; Borowitz, MJ; Horwitz, MS; Strouse, JJ

Published Date

  • May 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1072 - 1075

PubMed ID

  • 18213714

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-5017

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1545-5009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.21485

Language

  • eng