A case report of acute leukemia and pregnancy

Hippokratia 2006, 10(2):88-89

V Karagiannis, A Daniilidis, N Klearhou, A Mamopoulos, V Garipidou, S Vakalopoulou, P Stamatopoulos, N Paisios, H Zaboulis
3rd Dpt Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hippokratio Hospital,
2nd Dpt Internal Medicine, Hippokratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


We are presenting a case of a pregnant woman who was diagnosed to have acute leukemia at 20 weeks of gestation. She was started in multi-agent chemotherapy and was delivered at 28 weeks and 4 days by caesarian section due to severe intrauterine growth restriction. A live male infant was born with apgar score (appearance, pulse, gesture, activity and rate of breathing) 6 at 1 minute and 8 at 5 minutes and excellent progress the following days. She recovered from the caesarian section uneventfully and is currently following her treatment.

Keywords: acute leukemia, pregnancy, chemotherapy

Correspoding author: Daniilidis A, e-mail: angedan@hotmail.com