Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Complicated by Giant Cell Arteritis
Hiroko TsunemineRyosuke UmedaYasuhiro NohdaEmiko SakaneHiroshi AkasakaKiminari ItohMayuko IzumiGoh TsujiTaiichi KodakaTomoo ItohTakayuki Takahashi
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2016 Volume 55 Issue 3 Pages 289-293

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA), a type of systemic arteritis, is rare in Japan. We herein report a case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) complicated by GCA that manifested during chemotherapy for AML. A 77-year-old woman with severe back pain was diagnosed with AML. She achieved complete remission with the resolution of her back pain following induction chemotherapy. However, she developed a headache and fever after consolidation chemotherapy. A diagnosis of GCA was made based on a biopsy of the temporal artery and arterial imaging. GCA should therefore be included in the differential diagnosis in AML patients complicated with a headache and fever of unknown origin.

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