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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 246-249

Acute myeloid leukemia following radioiodine therapy: Case report and brief literature review


Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruchi Gupta
Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, C Block, Rai Bareily Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.182065

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Radioiodine (RI) has been widely used in treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. The development of acute or chronic leukemia is a very rare complication of RI therapy. Here, we report two cases of acute myeloid leukemia occurring after the completion of RI therapy for follicular thyroid carcinoma along with a brief review of literature.


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