The Problem of Early Death in Childhood AML

  • U. Creutzig
  • K. Stahnke
  • H. Pollmann
  • A. Sutor
  • J. Ritter
  • M. Budde
  • G. Schellong
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 30)


In the last 10 years the treatment results of childhood AML have been improved by intensification of chemotherapy and better supportive care. However, approximately 10%–15% of children could not receive adequate chemotherapy because of early death (ED) prior to or during the first 6 weeks of therapy.


Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Early Death Exchange Transfusion Cytosine Arabinoside Coagulation Abnormality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Creutzig
    • 1
  • K. Stahnke
  • H. Pollmann
  • A. Sutor
  • J. Ritter
  • M. Budde
  • G. Schellong
  1. 1.University Children’s HospitalMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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