Hemorrhage top cause of induction death in acute promyelocytic leukemia

Adams, Stacey L.; Harris, Jason; Shafer, Emily
September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p26
The article discusses research being done on the prognostic factors and frequency of induction failure among patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). It references a study which appeared in the 2008 issue of "Blood." Researchers found that induction death was the cause of all 66 induction failures. They concluded that the most common causes of induction death included hemorrhage, infection, and differentiation syndrome.


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