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Volume 3, Issue 3


Volume 10 (2015)

Assessment of chemotherapy-induced anemia in children with cancer

Antonio Ruggiero / Giorgio Attinà / Melina Haber / Paola Coccia / Ilaria Lazzareschi / Riccardo Riccardi
Published Online: 2008-07-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-008-0049-3


Anemia is a common cause of co-morbidity in children with cancer. We reviewed a series of 124 children with non-metastatic cancer to assess the relationship between chemotherapy intensity, severe anemia, and frequency of transfusion. In more than 60% of children who received intensive chemotherapy, transfusions were prescribed compared to 38% and 21% of children treated with standard and mild chemotherapy, respectively. In conclusion, our data suggest that the intensity and duration of chemotherapy constitute important factors in determining the onset of anemia.

Keywords: Anemia; Chemotherapy-induced anemia; Children; Cancer; Transfusion

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Published Online: 2008-07-10

Published in Print: 2008-09-01

Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 341–345, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-008-0049-3.

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