Children's Hospital Boston: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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This webpage explains about leukemia in children, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), also called lymphocytic or lymphoid, accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of the childhood leukemias. In this form of the disease, the lymphocyte cell line is affected. The lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, normally fight infection. With acute lymphocytic leukemia, the bone marrow makes too many of these lymphocytes and they do not mature correctly. The... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 18, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 18, 2011
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Keywords: symptoms, lymphocytes, diagnosis, cancer of the blood, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), childhood leukemia, treatments, bone marrow

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