What is included in long-term monitoring 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 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are monitored on an outpatient basis for disease status and the effects of chemotherapy. Maintenance therapy for these patients is also administered in an outpatient setting.

In addition, all patients should be on trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) to prevent Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, and patients may benefit from receiving oral nystatin or clotrimazole troches to reduce the risk of candidiasis. Patients with a high risk of relapse may also need additional antifungal therapy, such as itraconazole.


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