What are persistent nonspecific symptoms of 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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Children may not have well-known symptoms of leukemia, such as adenopathy, overt bleeding, and serious infections. Nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, irritability, fevers, and bruising, are common in childhood and might not be recognized as symptoms of leukemia, thus delaying a diagnosis of leukemia. Persistence of these symptoms should prompt further investigation.


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