Medline ® Abstract for Reference 1
of 'Treatment of relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults'
Philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia 16 years after the apparent cure of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. New leukemia or late relapse?
Navarro JL, de Blas Orlando J, Ríos Herranz E, González Campos J, Parody R, Rodríguez Fernández JM
A Philadelphia-positive ALL in an adult occurring 21 years after the initial diagnosis is reported here. This case raises the question as to whether or not this event is a relapse or a new leukemia. A possible role of interferon-alpha previously administered to the patient for a chronic viral hepatitis is discussed too.