Published in Blood Weekly, July 13th, 2006
"ALL often presents with musculoskeletal concerns such as pain or swelling, even before appearance of blasts in the peripheral blood. Such presentation may lead to misdiagnosis of a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)," researchers in the United States reported.
"This study was designed to identify the predictive factors for leukemia using basic clinical and laboratory information," explained O.Y. Jones and colleagues, Children's National Medical Center. "A retrospective chart review was performed using a simple questionnaire to compare the clinical and...
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