Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

  • Kailash Prasad Sah Kanti Children's Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • Susan Bhattarai Kanti Children's Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Keywords: APL, Retinoic acid syndrome, ATRA

Abstract

Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is the most malignant form of acute leukemia, relatively uncommon in children, rapidly fatal if untreated and several developments have paved the way to make this disease curable. We report a first case to our knowledge in Nepal, a 12 years old boy who was diagnosed as APL and treated with vesanoid 14 years back and has been free from disease till date.

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Author Biographies

Kailash Prasad Sah, Kanti Children's Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Consultant Paediatric Oncologist
Susan Bhattarai, Kanti Children's Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

Pediatrician

Published
2018-06-07
How to Cite
Sah, K., & Bhattarai, S. (2018). Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 37(3), 270-272. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v37i3.18553
Section
Case Reports