When is inpatient treatment indicated for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients with ALL require hospital admission for induction chemotherapy, and they require readmission for consolidation chemotherapy or for the treatment of toxic effects of chemotherapy. Surgical intervention may be required for the placement of a central venous catheter, such as a triple lumen, Broviac, or Hickman catheter.


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