Hyperleukocytosis in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: complications and treatment outcome.

Hyperleukocytosis, defined as a peripheral leukocyte count ≥ 100x109/L, is seen in 5-20% of newly diagnosed cases of childhood leukemia and is a poor prognostic factor. In this study, we aimed to examine the presenting clinical and laboratory features, complications, and treatment outcome of 47 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and… CONTINUE READING