Journal of Bone Research

Journal of Bone Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-4916


Leucopenia in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

Harold K Elias, Nawaz Mohammed, Vanamala AA, Karuna R Kumar and Arun S Shet

 Thrombotic complications are known as accepted feature of acute myeloid leukemia and tend to occur in patients with hyperleucocytosis. Acute myocardial infarction, though reported is a rare clinical presentation in patients with this subtype of leukemia. We describe an unusual case of acute myeloid leukemia in a patient with leucopenia presenting with an acute myocardial infarction. The possible mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction in a patient without atherosclerotic coronary artery disease are reviewed.