Thursday, October 20, 2011

Early Detection of Child Leukemia

Leukemia is a malignancy of blood cells derived from bone marrow characterized by increasing white blood cells with the addition of the manifestation of abnormal blood cells.
But leukemia is divided into two namely leukemia in children and childhood leukemia in adults.
Leukemia in children is generally ranked among the top three malignancies of children around the world that reaches 30-40 percent.

Symptoms of leukemia are:
1. Anemia.
The patient appears pale, tired, tired, breathing quick and short.
This is usually due to decreased red blood cells.
2. Bleeding Under Skin.
The form of bluish-red spots, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, and others.
This is caused by the reduction of red blood cells.
3. Susceptible to infection because abnormal white blood cells.
Patients often prolonged fever or fever, cough and so forth.
4. Bone pain.
5. Abdominal pain due to enlargement of liver, kidney and gall.
6. Enlarged lymph glands under the arm of the neck, chest and so forth.
7. Shortness of breath or difficulty.
To find out or diagnosed need to be done in full blood examination like CT Scan, MRI, ultrasound and bone marrow biopsy.

As for treatment can be through Chemo therapy, bone marrow transplantation, medication tablets or injections to stop the production of white blood cells that are not normal in the spinal cord, and transfusion of red blood cells and platelets are blood cells to form.

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