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Arthritic presentation of childhood leukaemia.
  1. A. Bradlow,
  2. C. Barton
  1. Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK.


    Three cases of childhood acute lymphatic leukaemia masquerading as juvenile chronic arthritis are presented. All had symptoms and signs for at least 4 months before leukaemia was diagnosed and in two the full blood count was normal at presentation. The importance of a high index of suspicion is emphasized, particularly if the white cell count is low.

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