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Revista odontológica mexicana

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TIOL-CARRILLO, Agustín  and  ENZALDO-DE LA CRUZ, Patricia. Pre-bacute lymphoblastic leukemia: case report and literature review. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp.54-60. ISSN 1870-199X.

Leukemia is one of the most common oncological disorders found in the first decade of life. It is characterized by the excessive production of non-functional immature lymphocytic cells, called blasts, which invade the bloodstream causing fatal consequences. Unless timely treated, it is a deadly, severe condition. Its more common manifestations are the following: generalized paleness, spontaneous hemorrhaging, vascular lesions such as bruises and petechiae, general malaise, weight loss, and specific stomatological manifestations such as oral mucosa paleness, leukocyte infiltrate gingivorrhageor apparition of petechiae in some locations of the mouth. The present article documents the case of a five year old girl, diagnosed with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The child was subjected to oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia due to the fact that she exhibited multiple infectious foci in her teeth which contraindicated initiation of chemotherapy treatment.

Keywords : Hospital dentistry; leukemia; chemotherapy; oncologic cancer patients in dentistry.

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