Acute myeloid leukemia complicated by giant cell arteritis

Hiroko Tsunemine, Ryosuke Umeda, Yasuhiro Nohda, Emiko Sakane, Hiroshi Akasaka, Kiminari Itoh, Mayuko Izumi, Goh Tsuji, Taiichi Kodaka, Tomoo Itoh, Takayuki Takahashi

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA), a type of systemic arteritis, is rare in Japan. We herein report a case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) complicated by GCA that manifested during chemotherapy for AML. A 77-yearold woman with severe back pain was diagnosed with AML. She achieved complete remission with the resolution of her back pain following induction chemotherapy. However, she developed a headache and fever after consolidation chemotherapy. A diagnosis of GCA was made based on a biopsy of the temporal artery and arterial imaging. GCA should therefore be included in the differential diagnosis in AML patients complicated with a headache and fever of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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