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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Migratory polyarthritis in aleukemic lymphoblastic leukemia: An undesignated paraneoplastic syndrome

Department of Pediatrics, KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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G P Prashanth
Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.109704

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Arthritic presentation of childhood acute leukemias is well known. A subset of these children may have peripheral blast cells undetectable (aleukemic leukemia). We report classical asymmetric, fleeting type of polyarthritis involving the large weight-bearing joints along with remittent fever and normal leukocyte counts as a presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic aleukemic leukemia, deliberated as a 'paraneoplastic syndrome' of childhood.

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