n SA Journal of Radiology - Neutropenic enterocolitis complicating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia : case report

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



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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