Which activity modifications are used in the treatment 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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Minimal limits on activity are necessary. Patients should avoid crowds and exposure to potentially contagious disorders when they have neutropenia or immunosuppression after transplantation.

During episodes of thrombocytopenia, patients should curtail their participation in potentially traumatic physical sports activities to avoid serious hemorrhage. Medications that can potentiate bleeding, such as antiplatelet agents (eg, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) should be avoided.


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