n SA Journal of Radiology - Neutropenic enterocolitis complicating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia : case report
|Article Title||Neutropenic enterocolitis complicating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||S.K. Misser, P. Corr and V.B. Jogessar|
|Publication Date||Oct 2005|
|Pages||29 - 32|
Neutropenic enterocolitis is a lethal, necrotising inflammation of the caecum and contiguous bowel, found in immunocompromised, neutropenic patients. A high index of clinical suspicion coupled with appropriate imaging modalities allows earlier diagnosis and can expedite the management of these severely ill patients. We describe the clinico-radiological features of this condition in the following case report, as well as a brief management approach to this rare, but increasingly recognised condition.
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