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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 583-585

Priapism: A chronic myeloid leukemia harbinger in exigency


1 Department of Medicine, PGIMER, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Aggarwal
Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi,
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.133752

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Chronic myeloid leukemia may commonly present with atypical manifestations such as hearing loss or chloromas where the underlying diagnosis is revealed only on subsequent blood investigations. This case presented in the medicine emergency with one of the unusual complications of CML and so the diagnosis of CML was not suspected on the first instance. Prompt and comprehensive management of the patient not only saved him but also reiterated the fact that a rare presentation like priapism can sometimes forewarn of a more critical clinical condition.


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