Acute leukemia among the adult population of United Arab Emirates: an epidemiological study

  title={Acute leukemia among the adult population of United Arab Emirates: an epidemiological study},
  author={I. Hassan and S. Islam and H. Alizadeh and J. Kristensen and A. Kambal and S. Sonday and Roos M. D. Bernseen},
  journal={Leukemia & Lymphoma},
  pages={1138 - 1147}
  • I. Hassan, S. Islam, +4 authors Roos M. D. Bernseen
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma
  • There is no published data regarding adult acute leukemia (AL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our objectives were to determine the distribution and incidence of adult AL in UAE (nationals and non-nationals). This epidemiological survey recovered 263 adult patients with AL diagnosed between January 2000 and December 2006 with a median age of 34 years. Twenty-four percent were UAE nationals and 63% were males. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was more frequently diagnosed (32%) than in… CONTINUE READING
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