Skeletal morbidity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  title={Skeletal morbidity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Karen Mandel and Stephanie Atkinson and Ronald D Barr and Paul B. Pencharz},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={22 7},
PURPOSE Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in childhood results in a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). Whether there is a recovery of this lost bone mass in survivors of ALL is not known. We sought to determine if changes in BMD are common long-term sequelae in children with ALL. METHODS Bone mineral densitometry of the lumbar spine… CONTINUE READING