Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research

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

Chronic myeloid leukaemia presenting as acute pulmonary thromboembolism


Shetty Mallikarjuna, Purushotham Reddy Rami Reddy Gari, Srigadha Vivek Kumar, Dasarapu Sravan Kumar 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Mallikarjuna S, Reddy Gari PR, Kumar SV, Kumar DS. Chronic myeloid leukaemia presenting as acute pulmonary thromboembolism.J Clin Sci Res 2022;11:181-186


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Mallikarjuna S, Reddy Gari PR, Kumar SV, Kumar DS. Chronic myeloid leukaemia presenting as acute pulmonary thromboembolism. J Clin Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];11:181-186
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