Growth in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia with and without prophylactic cranial irradiation.

Abstract

Growth and weight gain were studied longitudinally over a period of four years in thirty-nine children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The children were divided into two groups according to treatment. Twenty-eight children were given prophylactic cranial irradiation and eleven children were treated without such irradiation. The duration of… (More)

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