What are the signs and symptoms of tumor lysis syndrome in pediatric acute myelocytic leukemia (AML)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2017
  • Author: Mark E Weinblatt, MD; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Patients with high leukemic cell counts or massive organomegaly are at significant risk for tumor lysis syndrome.

This condition is often characterized by pronounced metabolic abnormalities, including hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hyperuricemia, and renal failure.


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