ALMOTTESEMBELLAH ABDALRUHMAN GAIZ1,JAWAD KADHIM MSHALI2,AMEERA JASIM AL'ARAJI3
Objectives:Valuation of serum calcium in the patients of hematological malignances, and correlation between serum calcium and absolute WBC count in those patients.Methods:Eighty eight patients of variable hematological malignancies referred to the national center of hematology treated with multiple drugs regarding the condition, each patient assessed with full name, age, gender, disease diagnosed and medications received,blood sample withdrawn and handled by EDTA tube and plain tube then processed in the laboratory to estimate complete blood count, serum calcium.results:Eighty eight patients with mean age is 43.14+15.73 (15-79 years). Male gendermildly more than female. There are many hematological malignancy cases but the most predominant one (68% of cases) is chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). There is positive correlation between serum calcium and absolute WBC count.Conclusion:There is positive correlation between serum calcium and absolute WBC count. Most of cases (53 cases) had received imatinib and present with a mean serum calcium value at 1.94 mmol/l which is less than normal range. In our study more than fifty cases ( more than 60%) present with decreased serum calcium.