Acute promyelocytic leukemia, hypogranular variant: a rare presentation

  • Kafil Akhtar | drkafilakhtar@gmail.com Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP)-India, India.
  • Shamshad Ahmad Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP)-India, India.
  • Rana K. Sherwani Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP)-India, India.

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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2011-04-12
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Keywords:
acute promyelocytic leukemia, hypogranular variant, cytochemistry.
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Akhtar, K., Ahmad, S., & Sherwani, R. K. (2011). Acute promyelocytic leukemia, hypogranular variant: a rare presentation. Clinics and Practice, 1(1), e11. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e11