B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia in pregnancy
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Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a rare occurrence in pregnancy and can be rapidly fatal if left untreated. The need for immediate treatment of ALL, coupled with the maternal–fetal risks from the chemotherapy regimen render a therapeutic dilemma in pregnant women with ALL. We report a case of ALL diagnosed in the 24th week of pregnancy to outline our management strategy, to demonstrate the feasibility of treatment with multi-agent chemotherapy, and to provide a review of the literature.
KeywordsAcute lymphocytic leukemia ALL B-cell Pregnancy Cancer Chemotherapy Placenta Metastasis
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None of the authors must have a financial relationship or conflict of interest to report.
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