Published: 2019-05-24

Acute liver failure secondary to chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Rohin Saini, Arvind Mishra, Kamlesh Gupta, Rohit Anand, Umesh Tripathi, M. Hashim


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is an indolent malignancy of lymphocytes commonly seen in elderly. Dissemination of malignancy is a rare cause of acute liver failure and has rarely been reported. Here we describe the case of a sixty five year old male presenting with acute liver failure. He is a diabetic with no known history of seropositive hepatitis, drug intake or any addictions. Bone marrow and liver biopsy suggestive of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He eventually succumbed to his illness.


Acute liver failure, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Fulminant hepatic failure

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