Analyses of salivary components in leukemia patients receiving chemotherapy.

  title={Analyses of salivary components in leukemia patients receiving chemotherapy.},
  author={Britta M{\aa}nsson-Rahemtulla and T Techanitiswad and Firoz G Rahemtulla and Thomas McMillan and Edwin L. Bradley and Ylva Britt Wahlin},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={73 1},
We analyzed several salivary components in stimulated whole saliva from patients with acute leukemia who were undergoing chemotherapy. Saliva samples were collected at the time of diagnosis and longitudinally during the treatment period. Data analyses showed that patients with leukemia had significantly higher peroxidase and amylase activity and elevated concentrations of total protein at the time of diagnosis. After induction chemotherapy these parameters returned to normal values and remained… CONTINUE READING

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