What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric 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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Frequent clinic visits are required to administer outpatient chemotherapy, to monitor blood counts, and to evaluate new symptoms. In addition, all patients should be on trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) or a similar agent, such as monthly IV pentamidine, to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Patients with infant leukemia may benefit from being on oral fluconazole prophylaxis to reduce the risk of candidiasis.


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