What medications are used in pediatric acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) treatment?

Updated: Sep 12, 2017
  • Author: Mark E Weinblatt, MD; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia is directed toward 2 goals: destroying the leukemic cells and supporting the patient through long periods of pancytopenia. Chemotherapy meets the first goal, but many classes of other drugs must also be included in treatment. Such classes include broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal antibiotics; biologic-response modifiers; and other classes of supportive medications.


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