Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK), FAAP; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Complete morphologic, immunologic, and genetic examination of the leukemic cells is necessary to establish the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The following are other conditions to consider when evaluating a child with suspected acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL):

  • Acute myeloid leukemia

  • Aplastic anemia

  • Acute anemia

  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)


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