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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-186

Chronic myeloid leukaemia presenting as acute pulmonary thromboembolism

Department of General Medicine, NIMS, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Shetty Mallikarjuna
Additional Professor, Department of General Medicine, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_81_20

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms are associated with increased viscosity and thrombosis most commonly leading to splanchnic vein thrombosis and Budd Chiari syndrome. Pulmonary thromboembolism is a rare possibility. Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia commonly present with anaemia, splenomegaly. In cases presenting with thrombosis, leucocytosis is generally observed. Eosinophilia is also a rare presentation of CML. Here we present a case of young male presented with unprovoked Acute Pulmonary Embolism and eosinophilia. On evaluation found to be having Philadelphia Chromosome positive and improved on treatment with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. This case highlights the importance of consideration of pulmonary embolism as one of cause of acute onset shortness of breath especially when there are suggestive ECG changes and emphasises the need for evaluation of cause of Acute thromboembolism.

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