Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Introduction
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Cancer of the white blood cells. Precursors to white blood cells are called blasts and are made by the bone marrow but in ALL the blasts are abnormal and do not develop into lymphocytes. Instead, the abnormal blasts or leukemic cells multiply rapidly and reduce the level of other types of blood cells such as red blood cells and platelets.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is available below.
Symptoms of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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symptoms of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Treatments for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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treatments for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Related Patient Stories
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Deaths
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Complications
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Causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent...read more »
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed.
Women with the condition tend to...read more »
Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection,
such as a common cold....read more »
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off after about 15 years.
Thus, any teen or adult with a...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff"...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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Clinical Trials for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia include:
- 506U78 in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Lymphoblastic Lymphoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - U78
- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Very High Risk Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - asparaginase,cyclophosphamide,cytarabine,daunorubicin,dexamethasone,etoposide,filgrastim,idarubicin,leucovorin calcium,mercaptopurine,methotrexate,prednisone,vincristine
- Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Children With CNS Relapse From Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - asparaginase,cyclophosphamide,cytarabine (liposomal),daunorubicin,dexamethasone,etoposide,filgrastim,hydrocortisone,leucovorin calcium,mercaptopurine,mesna,methotrexate,thiotepa,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,cytarabine,dexamethasone,doxorubicin,etoposide,filgrastim,ifosfamide,leucovorin calcium,methotrexate,vincristine
- Radiation Therapy to the Head or Intrathecal Chemotherapy Plus High Dose Cytarabine in Preventing CNS Disease in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - asparaginase,cyclophosphamide,cytarabine,daunorubicin,hydrocortisone,mercaptopurine,methotrexate,prednisone,vincristine
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Clinical Trials for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Statistics for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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Definitions of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia:
Leukemia with an acute onset, characterized by the presence of lymphoblasts or Burkitt cells in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood. It includes the precursor B lymphoblastic leukemia, precursor T lymphoblastic leukemia, and Burkitt's leukemia.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast-like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood; most common in children
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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