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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 3, Issue.: 3 (July-September)

Case Study

Visual and Auditory Complications of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A Case Report


O. A. Ejele1, H. E. Omunakwe1*, C. Iyalla1, O. B. da Lilly-Tariah2 and C.N. Pedro-Egbe3

1Haematology Department, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Nigeria.
2ENT Department, UPTH, Nigeria.
3Ophthalmology Department UPTH, Nigeria.

Article Information


(1) Anonymous.


(1) Anonymous.

(2) Jiunn-Ming Sheen, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taiwan.

(3) Anonymous.

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Hearing loss and visual impairment are not common presentations of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). We report such a case who presented in the chronic phase with profound hearing loss, visual impairment, progressively enlarging spleen, anaemia, and weight loss.
Laboratory evaluation showed Packed Cell Volume – 10%, Total White Cell Count – 1,343 x 109/ L, Platelets – 589 x 109/ L. Blood chemistry showed Uric Acid level of 530mmol/L. Karyotyping showed the Philadelphia chromosome.
Chemotherapy was instituted and she improved remarkably with minimal improvement in perception of sound.

Keywords :

Chronic myeloid leukaemia; visual impairment; hearing loss.

Full Article - PDF    Page 566-572

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2013/2259

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