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Treatment of relapsing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in childhood. II. Experiences with 45 first bone marrow and 24 isolated central nervous system relapses observed 1981-1984
Helvetica Paediatrica Acta
Journal Article --- Old month value: Jun
Of 45 children with ALL who had a first hematological recurrence between 1981 and 1984, 33 relapsed while still on treatment and 12 after cessation of therapy. Of the former 1 of 16 high risk (initial WBC greater than or equal to 20 x 10(9)/l and/or enlargement of the mediastinum) and 5 of 17 low risk patients (initial WBC less than 20 x 10(9)/l and no enlargement of the mediastinum), of the latter 6 patients survived after a minimum follow-up of 20 months. During the same time period, a first isolated CNS relapse was observed in 24 children of whom 16 survived. These results suggest that at the time of evaluation 1. the prognosis of children with ALL in first hematological relapse during the years 1981-1984 was not significantly different from that of similar children treated earlier; and 2. the prognosis of children with isolated CNS relapse had improved.
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/*therapeutic use Bone Marrow/*pathology Brain Neoplasms/*drug therapy/pathology Child Follow-Up Studies Humans Leukemia, Lymphocytic/*drug therapy/pathology Remission Induction Risk Factors
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