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Petechial brain haemorrhages in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  1. Rossella Spataro,
  2. Vincenzo La Bella
  1. Neurology Unit, Department of Experimental BioMedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr V La Bella, Neurology Unit, Department of Experimental BioMedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1–90129 Palermo, Italy; vincenzo.labella{at}unipa.it

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A 37-year-old office worker was referred to our hospital with severe weakness, malaise, headache and altered mental status. He was mildly febrile (37.5°C) with reported episodes of agitation. A blood count revealed 709 720 white blood cells (WBC)/μl with 33 000 platelets/μl. The clinical, imaging and laboratory workup led to a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) …

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