We present a patient with Crohn’s disease under treatment with adalimumab who developed acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with core-binding factor beta gene rearrangement. This case report emphasises the importance of long-term close follow-up of patients receiving adalimumab because of the increased risk of developing AML and other malignancies.
- haematology (drugs and medicines)
- crohn’s disease
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Contributors TA, AN, NN and ARJ contributed to the writing of the manuscript. ARJ also edited the pathology slides and wrote the description of the figures.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
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