Fast Five Quiz: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Karen Seiter, MD


August 18, 2021

Physical signs in patients who present with ALL often include signs of anemia, such as pallor and a cardiac flow murmur.

Lung findings of pneumonia may be present in patients with ALL, along with fever and other signs of infection.

Patients may have signs relating to organ infiltration with leukemic cells; less often, lymphadenopathy may be present.

A large amount of ecchymoses normally suggests a coexistent coagulation disorder, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation. Petechiae, especially on the lower extremities, can also be seen in patients with thrombocytopenia.

Learn more about the workup for ALL.


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