Acute promyelocytic leukemia, hypogranular variant: a rare presentation

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Kafil Akhtar *
Shamshad Ahmad
Rana K. Sherwani
(*) Corresponding Author:
Kafil Akhtar | drkafilakhtar@gmail.com

Abstract

Early diagnosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is essential because of its associated life threatening coagulopathy and unique response to all trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) therapy. The characteristic cell morphology supplemented by cytochemistry offers the most rapid means for diagnosis. Here we describe a rare case of acute promyelocytic leukemia-hypogranular variant that poses particular diagnostic challenge.

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