Chronic Eosinophilic Leukaemia Presenting With A Cardiac Mass: A Case Report

  • Ahmedul Kabir Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College& Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Robed Amin Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Pratyay Hasan Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shegufta Mishket Mukerrama Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Nurul Farhad Medical Officer, Department of Haematology, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Sudip Ranjan Deb Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Anwar Hossain Assistant Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka

Abstract

Chronic eosinophilic leukaemia is a rare disorder. It can cause irreversible target organ damage which can be life threatening,so early diagnosis of the disease is a necessity.It may pose as a diagnostic dilemma. Active consideration of the possibility of the disease is necessary. We intend to report a case of a boy of 13 years who presented with hepato-splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, a cardiac mass and a very high eosinophil count. He was ultimately diagnosed with chronic eosinophilic leukaemia.Though rare, this disease can occur in our country, too. Unavailability of confirmatory tests warrants more vigilance and awareness among physicians.

Bangladesh J Medicine Jan 2014; 25 (1) : 25-28

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Ahmedul Kabir, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College& Hospital, Dhaka


Published
2015-09-20
How to Cite
Kabir, A., Amin, M. R., Hasan, P., Mukerrama, S., Farhad, M. N., Deb, S., & Hossain, A. (2015). Chronic Eosinophilic Leukaemia Presenting With A Cardiac Mass: A Case Report. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 25(1), 25-28. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v25i1.25075
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Case Reports