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of 'Neutropenic enterocolitis (typhlitis)'
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting with typhlitis.
Kaste SC, Flynn PM, Furman WL
Med Pediatr Oncol. 1997;28(3):209.
We report an unusual case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that presented as right lower quadrant pain in a 17-year-old boy. Ultrasonographic findings were consistent with typhlitis. The clinical and imaging symptoms resolved upon treatment with antibiotics and conservative care, only to recur after initiation of chemotherapy. Familiarity with the clinical presentation and imaging findings of typhlitis is important for its correct diagnosis and management.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105-2794, USA.