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Multiple major cerebral artery thromboses with profound thrombocytopenia in acute leukaemia.
  1. D G Sims,
  2. D J Scott,
  3. T C Noble


    A child with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia complicated by prolonged gastrointestinal and skin haemorrhages due to profound thrombocytopenia finally died of thrombotic occlusions of major cerebral arteries due to mucormycosis. Biopsy of any suspect lesion is needed urgently before prolonged therapy with amphotericin B is started. So far there have been no cures in childhood.

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