acute lymphocytic leukemia


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acute lymphocytic leukemia

[ə′kyüt lim·fə′sid·ik lü′kē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A severe blood disorder in which abnormal leukocytes are identified as immature forms of lymphocytes. Also known as lymphoblastic leukemia.
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However, the 71 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia were significantly more likely to carry the common gene version than were 114 matched healthy people, says study coauthor Christine F.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is the most common fatal illness in children between the ages of two and 15 in this country.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Bilateral optic disk edema and blindness as initial presentation of acute lymphocytic leukemia. Am J Ophthalmol 2002; 134: 141-2.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children, and 5-year survival for acute lymphocytic leukemia increased from 58% for those diagnosed in 1975-1977 to 87% for those diagnosed in 1996-2003.
The effect of chemotherapy shortage in Iraq during the United Nations (UN) sanctions on outcome of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) [Abstract 3317].
Also, no researchers had adequately compared protracted consolidation/maintenance chemotherapy--the mainstay of treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)--with autologous transplant to determine efficacy.
In addition, six immuno-compromised children had coronavirus as the sole pathogen, including five children with acute lymphocytic leukemia and one renal transplant patient.
Callisto initiated a clinical trial of L-Annamycin in adult relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia patients in 4Q 2005.
A 41-year-old woman with refractory acute lymphocytic leukemia was admitted in May 2001 for an allogeneic bone marrow transplant.
Youngsters of the men who had smoked the most and longest proved 4.5 times as likely to develop lymphoma, almost 4.0 times as likely to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia, and 2.7 times as likely to get brain tumors.
When doctors diagnosed the eldest of her three children, James Anthony Laurenciana, with acute lymphocytic leukemia, Angelita Rio was not surprised.

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