Neutropenic enterocolitis in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

@article{Jain2000NeutropenicEI,
  title={Neutropenic enterocolitis in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Yatendra S. Jain and Laxman Singh Arya and Ritesh Kataria},
  journal={Pediatric hematology and oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          99-103
        }
}
Neutropenic enterocolitis is an acute, life-threatening inflammation of the small and large bowel, often seen in children with malignancies during periods of prolonged or severe neutropenia. During the period 1990-1995, 180 children were treated at the authors' center for acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a standard chemotherapy protocol. Among them, 11 children (6.1%) aged 4 to 12 years, were diagnosed clinically to have neutropenic enterocolitis. Eight had severe neutropenia (absolute… CONTINUE READING

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