This is the Clinical Pathology Case of the Month for August, 1995.
Contributed by Lisa J. Kohler, MD and
Charles A. Richert, M.D.
Published on line in August 1995
PATIENT HISTORY :
This 6 year old white male presenting with a bump on his neck that was initially thought to represent an infection and a course of amoxicillin was started. Despite antibiotic therapy the bump increased in size over the past week. A peripheral blood smear at the referring hospital was interpreted as having a question of increased blasts. Bone marrow to rule out leukemia.