AlSaffar WA1, Abdulbaqi M2, Jatham A2 and Al-Anazi KA2*
1King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia
The diagnosis of leukemia during pregnancy is a rather uncommon event. Also, the diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in females during the child bearing age is rare. In certain parts of the world, CML may be diagnosed at a much younger age than in the western countries. After the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), patients with CML are enjoying long-term survival with an excellent quality of life comparable to that of healthy individuals, so younger female patients can become pregnant while receiving their CML treatment. We report a young female patient with CML and primary infertility who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) that lead to twin pregnancy. The patient received successful management for her pregnancy then optimal control of her CML at King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Chronic myeloid leukemia; Pregnancy; Tyrosine kinase inhibitors; Interferon; Invitro-fertilization
AlSaffar WA, Abdulbaqi M, Jatham A, Al-Anazi KA. Successful Management of Twin Pregnancy via In Vitro Fertilization in a Patient with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. J Hematol Mult Myeloma. 2016;1(1):1003.