Acute myeloid leukemia as a second malignancy: report of 9 pediatric patients in a single institution in Argentina.

BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is well-recognized as one of the most important second malignancies. We report the occurrence of secondary AML (sAML) in our institution. PROCEDURE From September 1987 to August 1996 we have observed sAML in 9 patients (median age 4 years), 5 of them previously treated for hematologic malignancies (group I): acute… CONTINUE READING