Five of 40 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) had lymphoid blast crisis and 4 of them achieved complete remission of metamorphosis with vincristine and prednisone. While in hematologic remission, two of these subjects developed meningeal leukemia. Clinical and biologic data indicated that the course of the disease after lymphoid blast crisis was very similar to that of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is suggested that patients with CML who develop lymphoid blast crisis should be treated with an intensive therapeutic protocol including early prevention of meningeal leukemia.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research