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Postgrad Med J. Jun 1991; 67(788): 562–564.
PMCID: PMC2398894

Arthritic presentation of childhood leukaemia.


Three cases of childhood acute lymphatic leukaemia masquerading as juvenile chronic arthritis are presented. All had symptoms and signs for at least 4 months before leukaemia was diagnosed and in two the full blood count was normal at presentation. The importance of a high index of suspicion is emphasized, particularly if the white cell count is low.

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