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By Matt Kalaycio

The Cleveland hospital beginning, OH. textual content covers information regarding new biologic treatments and gives the health care provider with sensible facts for treating sufferers with leukemia. Discusses such remedies as arsenic trioxide, P-glycoprotein inhibitors, and interleukins. additionally covers genetic code changes. DNLM: Leukemia, treatment.

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Despite early prophylaxis against infectious diseases with cotrimoxazole and famciclovir, 27% of patients experienced grade 3–5 infections, most of which were pneumonias. Hematologic toxicity was also noted, although difficulties emerged as the investigators tried to distinguish toxicity from the hematopoietic failure induced by the leukemia before treatment. Grade 3–4 anemia occurred in 47%, neutropenia in 70%, and thrombocytopenia in 52% of patients. Within 4 mo, most patients improved their blood cell counts.

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