Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in a child with Congenital Baldness: A Novel Presentation

  • Asfa Zawar Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad
  • Sundas Ali Pakistan Atomic Energy General Hospital, Islamabad
  • Aliena Sohail Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad,
  • Shahzad Ali Jiskani Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad,
Keywords: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Congenital Baldness

Abstract

Acute leukemia is most common in adults with a worldwide incidence of 351,965 cases in 2012 with a
male: female ratio of 1.4. We present the case of a 12 years old female child with congenital baldness who was
admitted to our hospital with complaints of epistaxis, gum bleed and petechial rash. She was diagnosed as a case
of acute promyelocytic leukemia(APL) on bone marrow biopsy. This is a rare finding not previously reported in
literature.

Published
2018-11-21