What is included in the long-term outpatient care for lymphoblastic lymphoma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Joseph M Tuscano, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Consolidation and maintenance therapy of patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma may be performed on an outpatient basis. Monitor the complete blood cell (CBC) count of patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma during the treatment nadir.

For patients with asymptomatic anemia or thrombocytopenia, arrange for outpatient transfusions. The most commonly used arbitrary thresholds for transfusion are a hemoglobin of 8 g/dL or a hematocrit of 25% and a platelet count of 10,000 cells/µL, if the patient is not bleeding, anemic, or febrile.


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