Management of Aplastic Anaemia in a 15-year Old Boy with Down Syndrome in a Low Resource Setting
1Specialist Registrar in Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Leeds General Infirmary, UK
2Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health and Consultant Haematologist, University of Science and Technology, Sudan
1Consultant Pediatrician, Albuluk Specialised Hospital for Children, Sudan
Received Date: August 29, 2019; Published Date: September 06, 2019
We present a case report of idiopathic aplastic anaemia (AA) in a 15-year old Sudanese boy with Down syndrome (47XY, 21+ in all metaphases). AA is rare in Down syndrome with 10 cases published in the literature. The patient presented with a history of mouth mucosal bleeding, pallor and fever. His full blood count (FBC) showed pancytopenia and a bone marrow biopsy confirmed the finding of a hypocellular bone marrow.