acute lymphocytic leukaemiamedical dictionary

<radiology> 95% of cases of leukaemia in children, bone changes in 50-70% of kids (vs. 10% in adults); seen as early as 1 month after onset of symptoms, wrists and knees most commonly affected, bony defects: metaphyseal radiolucent bands! (similar findings in scurvy, JRA, syphilis), osteolytic lesions, periosteal reaction, osteosclerosis

American spelling: acute lymphocytic leukemia

(12 Dec 1998)