Childhood Leukemia Overview

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Treating Leukemia in Children TOPICS

Immediate treatment of childhood leukemia

Some children are very ill when they are found to have leukemia. Low blood counts can result in serious problems such as infections, bleeding, and even heart failure. Antibiotics, other drugs, and blood transfusions might be needed right away to treat or prevent some of these problems before the leukemia treatment begins.

Last Medical Review: 05/13/2015
Last Revised: 02/03/2016