Luis D. Borella

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Of 48 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia 11 had blast cells with receptors for sheep erythrocytes in their initial bone-marrow aspirates and 37 did not. A comparison of selected clinical features indicated striking differences between the two groups. Leukemia with the receptors was associated with a high proportion of older children, predominantly(More)
One hundred seventy-seven children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were admitted to a study designed to determine whether pulses of cytosine arabinoside (ara-C) and cyclophosphamide (cyclo) would improve disease-free survival (DFS). All patients received vincristine, prednisone, and asparaginase for remission induction, CNS prophylaxis with cranial(More)
The presence of receptors for sheep erythrocytes (E) and sufrace Ig on the bone marrow blasts was investigated in 29 children with untreated acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). In 6 of them more than 50% of the bone marrow blasts formed E rosettes, while in none of the 29 were surface Ig detected. The six children with rosette-forming blasts had WBS greater(More)
The proportion of pretreatment bone marrow macrolymphoblasts was determined in a total of 93 children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in order to assess the validity of cell size as a prognostic indicator. A macrolymphoblast (MLb) was defined as having a diameter greater than 12 mum, and patient samples were divided simply on the basis of whether(More)
The presence of receptors for sheep erythrocytes (E) on some leukemic lymphoblasts is suggestive but not conclusive evidence for a thymic origin of these lymphoid cells. Normal and leukemic lymphoid populations were therefore examined to determine if the formation of spontaneous E rosettes correlated with the presence of thymus-associated cell surface(More)