Acute right lower quadrant pain in a patient with leukemia.
Typhlitis or neutropenic enterocolitis is a life-threatening, necrotizing process of the cecum whose incidence is increasing. It is usually encountered in patients with leukemia who have recently undergone chemotherapy. Neutropenic enterocolitis presents as fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in neutropenic patients. As the incidence of neutropenic enterocolitis increases, emergency physicians must be aware of this rapidly progressive and potentially fatal disease.
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de Brito, D., Barton, E., Spears, K. L., Cranmer, H. H., Karp, S. J., Anglin, D., & Hutson, H. R. (1998). Acute right lower quadrant pain in a patient with leukemia. Annals of emergency medicine, 32(1), 98–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0196-0644(98)70105-2
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology