Age as a Risk Factor of Relapse Occurrence in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-L1 (All-L1) in Children
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 124-127
Received: Apr. 23, 2015; Accepted: May 6, 2015; Published: May 21, 2015
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Yulianty Mochtar, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Nadirah Rasyid Ridha, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Dasril Daud, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
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Abstract
Introduction: Relapse in children with leukemia is a phase appearing the leukemia cells after complete remission; this situation can impact the children itself, parents and also the support system. Objective: To identify the factors related of relapse incidence in children with leukemia. Methods: This study was conducted by using a retrospective cohort study design based on medical record data from Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar from December 2013 until August 2014. Study samples were children of 0 month – 18 years old diagnosed of having Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-L1. They are treated with chemotherapy and divided into relapse and non-relapse samples. Results: From 42 relapse and non-relapse samples, there were 35.7% (15) relapse samples and 64.3% (27) non relapse samples. Bivariate analyses revealed that among 1-10 year, there were 31.4% (11) with relapse and 68.6% (24) without relapse. Among the samples aged more than 10 years old, there were 57.1% (4) samples with relapse and 42.9% (3) samples without relapse, with p=0.225 (p>0.05). In terms of interval time from first diagnosis until the occurrence of relapse, the median value was 1.80 in 1-10 year-old group. In the group of >10 years old, the median value was 0.84 and p=0.207 (p>0.05). Conclusion: Age did not give any influence in the incidence of relapse in children with ALL-L1 and the interval time when the first diagnosed until relapse.
Keywords
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-L1, Relapse, Age, Children
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Yulianty Mochtar, Nadirah Rasyid Ridha, Dasril Daud, Age as a Risk Factor of Relapse Occurrence in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-L1 (All-L1) in Children, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 124-127. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20150303.19
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