Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol.  2007 Apr;14(1):78-82.

A Case of Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. kimhs@dsmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is a syndrome of headache, confusion, seizure, and visual disturbances with transient occipital lesions on radiological study. There are many triggering factors and chemotherapy is one of them. Prognosis of RPLS is known to be good. As RPLS is more often recognized nowadays, there came out several reports dealing with this syndrome. However, we could not find a pediatric case with acute leukemia in Korea. We report here a case of RPLS in an 11-year-old boy during re-induction chemotherapy for his acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Keyword

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy; Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Child

MeSH Terms

Child*
Drug Therapy
Headache
Humans
Korea
Leukemia
Leukoencephalopathies*
Male
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma*
Prognosis
Seizures
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