Primary Central Nervous System Leukemia Presenting as Altered Mental Status



      Altered mental status is a common cause for presentation to the emergency department with a broad differential diagnosis.

      Case Report

      We present a unique case of altered mental status in a previously healthy man that was found to be secondary to primary central nervous system acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

      Why Should an Emergency Physician Be Aware of This?

      Lumbar puncture remains a critical tool for emergency physicians in the diagnosis of central nervous system pathologies.


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