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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 290-291

Pleural effusion during acute myeloid leukemia induction chemotherapy: A perplexing case

1 Department of Hematology, Malabar Cancer centre, Thalassery, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Malabar Cancer centre, Thalassery, India
3 Department of Pulmonology, Koyili Hopspital, Kannur, India

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Chandran K Nair
Department of Hematology, Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.113390

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We are reporting a case of pneumonia associated with pleural effusion during the neutropenic phase of induction chemotherapy. In spite of being Adenosine deaminase negative, the pleural effusion responded only to empiric therapy with antitubercular agents. The diagnosis was confirmed with positive PCR testing for mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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