Therapy Related Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (t-ALL): Case Report and Literature Review
Keywords:Carboplatin, Ovarian cancer, Secondary malignancy, Platinum based chemotherapy, Radiotherapy
Abstract: Therapy related Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (t-ALL) is a rare secondary malignancy. It occurs in patients who are exposed to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for primary malignancy. We are reporting here a case of a thirty five years old female patient who was referred to us for fever, malaise and bleeding from gums. She had a history of ovarian carcinoma for which she took carboplatin and other chemotherapeutic agents. Extensive workup was done which was consistent with the diagnosis of Precursor-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In the context of previous history of exposure to carboplatin, she was diagnosed as a case of therapy related Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia secondary to carboplatin.