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Evaluation of the frequency of leukemia in Hormozgan Province from 2007-2013

(2015) Evaluation of the frequency of leukemia in Hormozgan Province from 2007-2013. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.


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Blood malignancies are among the primary and prevalent causes of blood diseases and have afflicted different communities of different geographical and national varieties. The most important types of blood malignancy are leukemia or blood cancer. It is the most fatal among children, the aim of this study was to evaluation of the frequency of leukemia in Hormozgan Province. The target population consists of all patients diagnosed with leukemia who were hospitalized in Bandar Abbas child hospital within the year span of 2008 to 2014. This hospital is the only specialized center related to child diseases in Hormozgan province and has always had blood and oncology specialists since 2008 so far. It can be concluded that all patients afflicted with leukemia in Hormozgan have paid at least one visit to this center with a hope of treatment. A total of 129 patient visitors to this hospital were diagnosed with leukemia. 86 of them (66.6) were male and 33 (33.4) were female. The average age of the patients was 16.5±5.31 years. From among them, 107 individuals (82.9) were diagnosed with ALL while 22 (17.1) were diagnosed with AML. According to the results we can conclude that the distribution of different types of acute leukemia among children in Hormozgan is similar to those in other parts of the world. That is to say that the number of people afflicted with ALL is higher than those afflicted with AML.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: acute granulocytic leukemia; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; adolescent; Article; blood examination; disease surveillance; female; geographic distribution; health care facility; human; Iran; major clinical study; male; prevalence; sex difference
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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