Published in Cancer Weekly, August 5th, 2003
According to a study from France, "Acute respiratory failure revealing acute monocytic leukemia is rare. We report 20 patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with three remarkable features:
1) rapidly progressive respiratory distress revealing acute leukemia,
2) monocytic leukemia, and
3) respiratory status deterioration after chemotherapy initiation.
"The median age was 50 years (117-72 years), and respiratory symptoms started 2 days (0-15 days) before ICU...
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