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We report the case of 20-year-old patient who presented in emergency with bilateral massive, spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage. Clinical findings suggested a blood dyscrasia, which was confirmed by blood cell count. The patient was urgently referred to hematology where the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia was made. This case highlights the importance of working up any unusual subconjunctival hemorrhage, as it may reveal, in certain cases, a severe life-threatening disease. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


I Taamallah-Malek, A Chebbi, M Bouladi, L Nacef, H Bouguila, S Ayed. Massive bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage revealing acute lymphoblastic leukemia]. Journal français d'ophtalmologie. 2013 Mar;36(3):e45-8

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