Acute leukemia presenting as acute hepatitis without liver failure.

Research paper by Christine C Rivet, Guy G Leverger, Emmanuel E Jacquemin, Olivier O Bernard

Indexed on: 09 Jul '14Published on: 09 Jul '14Published in: Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition


A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic or myeloblastic leukemia was made in 6 children ages 4 to 14 years who presented with a clinicobiochemical picture of acute hepatitis without liver failure. Standard chemotherapy, including 1 week pretreatment with steroids in children with lymphoblastic leukemia, allowed complete remission of the leukemia and normalization of serum liver tests.