Day 5: Bone marrow transplant

In cases where leukaemia has not responded to treatment, or when the patient relapses, then a bone marrow transplant is a common course of treatment. Bone marrow transplants are used with the aim of completely resetting the patients immunity. View all our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Week posts There are huge psychosocial implications for families during…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – tumour lysis syndrome

Treating leukaemia produces its own complications. The most common time to have complications is during induction. For any new presentations of tumours, or for patients at the start of treatment, be aware of tumour lysis and how it can present. View all our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Week posts Tumour lysis syndrome is most commonly seen…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – treatment

Hamish will undergo treatment for his leukaemia, and this can be a hugely overwhelming prospect for the family. The best approach to begin with may be to just give an overview of the principles of ALL treatment. Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – treatment, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:…

Thrombocytosis

Jenna presents to ED with a mild exacerbation of her asthma and a temp. She seems to have improved and is about to be sent home when the registrar notices that her platelet count is 600 x 109 Will this just resolve or should we do something about it? Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thrombocytosis,…

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