CRISTINA ELENA SINGER, SORIN NICOLAE DINESCU, DIANA RODICA TUDORASCU, CRISTINA FLORESCU, VENERA CRISTINA DINESCU, ILEANA PUIU, VERONICA CALBOREAN, DIANA-MARIA TRASCA CONSIDERATIONS ON THE HEMATOLOGIC TOXICITY OF THE ALL IC-BFM 2002/2009 THERAPEUTIC PROTOCOL IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most frequent malign hematologic disease in children. We studied the hematologic toxicity caused by the cytostatic treatment which was administered to the children diagnosed with ALL, according to the ALL-IC-BFM 2002/2009 protocol. The study included a number of 15 children with ALL who were treated from 2008 to 2018 within the Oncopediatrics Department of the 2nd Pediatric Clinic of the Emergency County Hospital in Craiova. We decided upon the level of toxicity in blood values, taking into account the severity level (G), according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events 2010 guideline and we calculated the mean value of the hemoglobin, leukocytes, neutrophils, and thrombocytes in the children with ALL, for every phase of the cytostatic treatment. The most severe toxicity (grade 4 of severity) was registered in neutrophils (7/15 patients), during the induction and re-induction periods; 4 of these patients had severe infections.
Keywords: hematological toxicity, polichemotherapy protocols, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, children