Successful pregnancy outcome in a patient of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) without any therapy

Roychowdhury, Joydeb; Kundu, Arup Kumar and Bhattacharya, Maitryaee (2009) Successful pregnancy outcome in a patient of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) without any therapy. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

The management of cancer during pregnancy may pose difficulty for patients, their families and physicians. The concomitant occurrence of pregnancy and CML is very rare since it is a malignancy which is most commonly detected in elderly. A 30 years old female was diagnosed as a case of CML and prescribed hydroxyurea which she stopped on her own after taking for few months. The patient conceived one month after stopping hydroxyurea. She did not agree to terminate the pregnancy even on repeated requests. Though the total leucocyte count was in the range of 150-200X103/ml, she refused to take any form of therapy till delivery. Antenatal period was uneventful and at term she delivered a male child normally. The mother developed secondary postpartum hemorrhage which was controlled after exploration and removal of retained bits of placenta. Hydroxyurea was started 4 weeks after delivery. Both the mother and the child are doing well till date

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chronic Myeloid leukemia, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Hydroxyurea, Postpartum Hemorrhage
Subjects:Organic Chemicals > Urea > Hydroxyurea
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Hematologic Diseases > Bone Marrow Diseases
Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications > Pregnancy Complications > Labor Complications
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy > Pregnancy Outcome
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Hemorrhage
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Leukemia
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy
Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications > Pregnancy Complications
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Hematologic Diseases > Hematologic Neoplasms
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Hematologic Diseases > Leukocyte Disorders
ID Code:3527
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:07 September 2010

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