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Study: Complications from childhood ALL and its treatment are common, but can be managed

Key clinical point: Childhood ALL can cause acute complications affecting various systems.

Major finding: Infection was the most common complication (88.5%), followed by gastrointestinal (27.6%), and neurologic (26.6%).

Study details: Retrospective analysis of complications in 110 children with ALL treated with the Children’s Oncology Group protocol.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no conflicts of interest.


Öztürk AP et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2020.08.025.