Medicine – MCQ 130 – A patient with leukemia on chemotherapy develops acute right lower abdominal pain

A patient with leukemia on chemotherapy develops acute right lower abdominal pain associated with anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. Which of following is the clinical diagnosis?
A. Appendictis
B. Leukemic colitis
C. Perforation peritonitis
D. Neutropenic colitis

Correct answer : D. Neutropenic colitis

Acute right lower abdominal pain in an immunocompromised patient after chemotherapy is characteristic of neutropenic colitis.

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