Elevated d-dimer level in acute myeloid leukemia

Mamatha T. Shenoy, Benedicta D'Souza, L. N. Akshatha, A. Puneeth, M. S. Rukmini, Anupama Hegde, Vivian D'Souza

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This case illustrates that D-dimer is elevated in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. A 21-year old lady presented with complaints of menorrhea and fever associated with swelling and bleeding from her gums. Routine laboratory investigations demonstrated an elevated D-dimer of 11.3mg/L. A diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia was made. Peripheral smear showed presence of blast cells and decreased platelets. This case report highlights the mounting evidence that D-dimer is elevated in acute myeloid leukemia and could be useful as a prognostic marker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalBiomedicine (India)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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