Immunologically defined subclasses of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children: their relationship to presentation features and prognosis.

@article{Greaves1981ImmunologicallyDS,
  title={Immunologically defined subclasses of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children: their relationship to presentation features and prognosis.},
  author={Melvyn F. Greaves and George Janossy and Julian Peto and H A Kay},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1981},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={179-97}
}
Leukaemic cells from 542 patients under 21 years of age with a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were typed with immunological cell surface markers between June 1975 and December 1979; 379 of these patients entered into the trials up until December 1978 have been followed for more than 1 year. They were divided into four subgroups: common (c) ALL, T (thymic) ALL, 'null' (or 'unclassified') ALL and a rare lymphoma/leukaemia type B-ALL. A T-cell phenotype was found more frequently… CONTINUE READING

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