Author | Risa Zimmerman, PA-C


Infection in a Leukemia Patient

April 02, 2007

Ms. C is a 41-year-old Hispanic woman that came to our facility regarding her leukemia. She presented in January 2005 with migratory myalgias, headaches, and gingival bleeding. Complete blood count (CBC) revealed a white blood cell count (WBC) of 18.0/µL with 53% blasts, hemoglobin at 8.1 g/dL, and a platelet count of 12/µL. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia.