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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 35-37

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia as second neoplasm in langerhans' cell histiocytosis


Kidney Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore-29

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SR Sirisha
Kidney Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore-29

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an uncommon disorder affecting primarily children, common sites being bones and skin. We here report a case of 12 year old boy who was treated for LCH. Thirteen months after diagnosis, he was detected to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Following chemotherapy for ALL (MCP-841), he achieved complete remission. This was followed by consolidation and maintenance therapy. Presently, the child is alive and continues to be in remission.


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