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Bilateral Parotid Gland Enlargement and Palpable Nephromegaly in Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24309613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in infants below 1 year of age accounts for 2.5% to 5% of childhood ALL. Most children with ALL present with fever, bruising, mucosal bleeding, bone pain, pallor, hepatosplenomegaly, and lymphadenopathy. Common sites of extramedullary involvement at diagnosis include liver, spleen, lymph nodes, brain, and testes. Nephromegaly has also been reported. We present a novel case of bilateral parotid enlargement along with bilateral palpable nephromegaly in a patient with newly diagnosed infant ALL. This unique presentation highlights the importance of considering ALL in the differential diagnosis of parotid enlargement especially when associated with abnormal blood counts.
Authors:
Aniket Saha; Smita Dandekar; Sarah Milla; Elizabeth Roman; Teena Bhatla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Departments of *Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology †Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.
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