Acute unilateral leukemic hypopyon in an adult with relapsing acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

David H. Yi, Saadia Rashid, Edmund S. Cibas, Paul G. Arrigg, M. Reza Dana

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report acute unilateral hypopyon uveitis as an initial presenting feature of relapsing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in an adult patient. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: Anterior chamber paracentesis was performed in a 56-year-old male presenting with treatment-resistant unilateral hypopyon while in the remission phase of ALL. RESULTS: Examination of the aqueous humor aspirate revealed presence of malignant cells compatible with the previous bone marrow biopsy and subsequent spinal tap results. CONCLUSIONS: Atypical hypopyon uveitis can be an indication of relapsing ALL, even in adults. Prompt anterior chamber aspiration is required for the correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-721
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume139
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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