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Five “can’t miss” oncologic emergencies



– Acute promyelocytic leukemia is one of five “can’t miss” oncologic emergencies, Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, MHPE, told a standing-room-only crowd at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In our exclusive video interview, Dr. Osborn, vice chair of education and the residency program director in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California, Irvine, offered tips on how to recognize acute promyelocytic leukemia, leukostasis, neutropenic fever, tumor lysis syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

“All patients with suspected leukemias should be admitted,” she said. “Time is of the essence.”

Dr. Osborn reported having no financial disclosures related to her presentation.

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