Original article | Volume 32, Article 192, 18 Apr 2019 | 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.192.9648

Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya

Corresponding author: Fouad Chraibi, University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

Received: 18 Apr 2016 - Accepted: 20 Nov 2016 - Published: 18 Apr 2019

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Retinal infiltration, lymphoblastic leukemia, papilledema

©Fouad Chraibi et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Fouad Chraibi et al. Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pan African Medical Journal. 2019;32:192. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.192.9648]

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Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Fouad Chraibi1,&, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya1

 

1University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Fouad Chraibi, University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

 

 

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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.

 

 

Figure 1: eye fundus aspect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Retinal involvement in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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