TITLE

Relapsing acute myeloid leukemia presenting as hypopyon uveitis

AUTHOR(S)
Hegde, Sapna P.; Ursekar, Atul T.; Chitale, Ajay A.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2011, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p391
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Anterior segment infi ltration in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) presenting as hypopyon uveitis is very rare. We report this case as an uncommon presentation in a patient on remission aft er bone marrow transplant for AML. In addition to the hypopyon, the patient presented with "red eye" caused by ocular surface disease due to concurrent graft -versus-host disease and glaucoma. The classical manifestations of masquerade syndrome due to AML were altered by concurrent pathologies. Media opacities further confounded the diff erential diagnosis. We highlight the investigations used to arrive at a defi nitive diagnosis. In uveitis, there is a need to maintain a high index of clinical suspicion, as early diagnosis in ocular malignancy can save sight and life.
ACCESSION #
64735835

 

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