Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood leukemia. The median age at presentation is 35 years with a bimodal distribution including one peak at 4–5 years and a second gradual increase after the age of 50. Advanced age is a poor prognostic factor.

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