Left Hemiparesis in Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia with High Mortality


  • Edward Kurnia Setiawan Limijadi Department of Clinical Pathology, Medical Faculty, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
  • Noegroho Harbani Department of Neurology, Ajibarang Government Hospital, Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Nani Widorini Department of Internal Medicine, Ajibarang Government Hospital, Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Imam Budiwijono Department of Clinical Pathology, Medical Faculty, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia




Hemiparesis, Acute myeloblastic leukemia, Mortality


BACKGROUND: Leukemia is a blood malignancy that has a variety of types with a variety of clinical manifestations in the body organs in each patient. Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) occurs more frequently in adults with clinical manifestations in the central nervous system, especially on the M4 and M5 subtypes.

CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old woman came with a complaint of sudden left hemiparesis. The laboratory results obtained leukocytosis, normochromic normocytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. Peripheral blood smear found immature cells of the myeloblasts and monoblasts series and monocytosis.

CONCLUSION: The conclusion of the clinical diagnosis and laboratory of the patient is left hemiparesis caused by AML with the suspect of subtype M4 or M5. Patients died within a few hours later, so bone marrow puncture and brain fluid retrieval for malignant cell analysis could not be performed. Brain fluid analysis is important to be performed to enforce the diagnosis of cerebral leukemia.


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How to Cite

Limijadi EKS, Harbani N, Widorini N, Budiwijono I. Left Hemiparesis in Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia with High Mortality. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Aug. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];8(C):113-6. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/4552



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