Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;32:192. doi:10.11604/pamj..32.192.9648

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Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya
Pan Afr Med J. 2019; 32:192. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.32.192.9648. Published 18 Apr 2019



We report a case of a patient who presents for ophthalmic complaints revealing systemic acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The eye fundus examination shows bilateral papilledema, retinal hemorrhages and diffuse white retinal infiltration. After chemotherapy, there was noticeable improvement of visual acuity and important regression of papilledema. Ocular involvement in leukemia is considered as a central nervous system lesion. It requires, therefore, a proper treatment including corticosteroids, chemotherapy and radiation treatment of the central nervous system.


Corresponding author:
Fouad Chraibi, University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
fouadchraibi@gmail.com

©Fouad Chraibi et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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