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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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OK BOZKAYA, Ikbal et al. The successful non-invasive management of pulmonary thromboembolism in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.1, pp.e17-e20. ISSN 0325-0075.

In childhood, pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is an uncommonbut potentially life-threatening disease. The greater numbers of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are complications of underlying risk factors such as malignancies, chemotherapy (L-asparaginase), and central venous catheter. We report a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and PTE, who presented with near-syncope, and was successfully treated with low molecular weight heparin and calcium channel blockers.

Keywords : Pulmonary embolism; Leukemia; Children.

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