Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presenting as Acute Low Back Pain in a Young Man- A Case Report

  • Khaza Amirul Islam Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Nazmul Hassan Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Sharmin Mafruha Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Munim Ahmed Medical Offcer, Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Kazi Mohammad Kamrul Islam Research Assistant, Department of Haematology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Amin Lutful Kabir Associate Professor,Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • ABM Yunus Professor, Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, low back pain, leukaemic infiltration

Abstract

Here we describe a case of a 20-year-old, otherwise healthy man, who consulted a physician due to acute low back pain presenting for a couple of days. Pain appeared suddenly, without any preceding trauma. Physical examination was unremarkable. Initial laboratory tests showed elevated inflammatory marker and thrombocytopenia. Patient was treated conservatively but due to increasing pain MRI of spine with contrast was advised which showed feature suggestive of infiltrative disease. Eventually patient was diagnosed as a case of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on further peripheral blood film and bone marrow study.

Bangladesh Med J. 2017 Jan; 46 (1): 41-43

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2017-11-21
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Islam, K., Hassan, N., Mafruha, S., Ahmed, M., Islam, K., Kabir, A., & Yunus, A. (2017). Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presenting as Acute Low Back Pain in a Young Man- A Case Report. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 46(1), 41-43. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v46i1.34640
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Case Reports