Neutropenic Enterocolitis Complicating Induction Chemotherapy in an Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient

Kevin Groudan, Audrey Ready, Riffat Sabir
Curēus 2021 January 31, 13 (1): e13029
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Neutropenic enterocolitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the ileocecum. Clinicians should be aware of neutropenic enterocolitis in neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing chemotherapy as it portends a poor prognosis if not diagnosed early in its course. We report a patient diagnosed with neutropenic enterocolitis within one week of receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

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