Quantitative polymerase chain reaction test for molecular diagnosis of intraocular relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report

Authors

  • Jennifer Hung KEC
  • Ian Wong Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital

Keywords:

Leukemia, lymphoid, Molecular diagnostic techniques, Polymerase chain reaction

Abstract

Leukemia relapse rarely presents with ophthalmic manifestations. We report on a 62-year-old woman with relapse of Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia who presented with ocular infiltration as the sole presentation. The diagnostic difficulties are also discussed.

Author Biographies

Jennifer Hung, KEC

Associate Consultant

Department of Ophthalmology

United Christian Hospital, Kowloon Eastern Cluster 

Ian Wong, Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital

Consultant

Department of Ophthalmology 

Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital 

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Published

2021-08-17

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Hung J, Wong I. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction test for molecular diagnosis of intraocular relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2021Aug.17 [cited 2021Sep.24];25(1). Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/291

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