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Acute Erythroleukemia (AML-M6) in one-year-old boy: a case report

  • I Putu Yuda Prabawa ,
  • Ni Nyoman Mahartini ,
  • Sianny Herawati ,
  • Ni Kadek Mulyantari ,


BackgroundAcute Erythroleukemia (AML-M6) is a rare case with approximately 3-4% of all Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) cases. AML-M6 is less common in the pediatric population, with an incidence of <1% of all pediatric leukemia cases. This case study aims to evaluate Acute Erythroleukemia (AML-M6) in a one-year-old boy at Prof. dr. IGNG Ngoerah Denpasar.

Case Presentation: A one-year-old boy with clinical manifestations of fluctuating fever for a month, paleness, bleeding gums, bruising all over his body, swelling of both eyelids and splenomegaly. Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS) examination revealed bicytopenia with moderate normochromic normocytic anemia, severe thrombocytopenia and leukocytosis. A hypercellular picture was obtained from the examination of Bone Marrow Aspiration (BMA) with an increase in erythroblast activity of 74%, proerythroblast at 50% and normal myeloblasts activity at 10%. The patient was diagnosed with Acute Erythroleukemia (AML-M6). The patient died on day 16 of treatment.

Conclusion: Based on the examination results, it was concluded that the patient was diagnosed with AML-M6 according to the PBS and BMA evaluation.


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How to Cite

Prabawa, I. P. Y., Mahartini, N. N., Herawati, S., & Mulyantari, N. K. (2022). Acute Erythroleukemia (AML-M6) in one-year-old boy: a case report. Bali Medical Journal, 11(3), 1420–1425.




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