Acute lymphoblastic in two patients with leukemia associated with brucellosis fever and pancytopenia

Eser B. , Altuntas F. , Soyuer I. , Er O. , Canoz O. , Coskun H. Ş. , et al.

YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.47, ss.741-744, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3349/ymj.2006.47.5.741
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.741-744


Brucellosis is a disease involving the lymphoproliferative system, which may lead to changes in the hematological parameters; however, pancytopenia is a rare finding. However, malignant diseases in association with brucellosis are rarely the cause of pancytopenia. Herein, two cases with fever and pancytopenia, diagnosed as simultaneous acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brucellosis are presented. Anti-leukemic therapy and brucellosis treatment were administered simultaneously, and normal blood parameters obtained. The first patient is in complete remission; the other recovered from the brucellosis, but later died due to a leukemic relapse.