What are the possible complications of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK), FAAP; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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In addition, lifelong follow-up is necessary, because survivors may experience late effects from treatment for this condition, such as the following: [1]

  • Secondary malignancy

  • Short stature (if craniospinal radiation)

  • Growth hormone deficiency

  • Learning disability

  • Cognitive defects


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