Delayed diagnosis of acute leukemia in a patient with bone pain and fracture

Ozturkmen S., Akyay A., Bicakci Z., Karakoc Y., ARIKAN Ş. M., Celebi-Tayfur A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.52, no.5, pp.552-555, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.552-555
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), non-hematological manifestations involving the musculoskeletal system can also be encountered. These manifestations may cause a delay in the diagnosis of leukemia. The presented case in this report is a six-year-old boy who developed bone pain and long bone fracture and was diagnosed as ALL after a considerable delay. This case is presented to draw attention to the fact that leukemia must be considered in pediatric patients who present with bone manifestations.