University of Khartoum

Assessment of Risk factors, Major Symptoms and Signs of Acute Iymphoblastic leukaemia among Children presenting to Radiation and Isotopes center & Jaafer Ibn Ouf Hospital 2008

Assessment of Risk factors, Major Symptoms and Signs of Acute Iymphoblastic leukaemia among Children presenting to Radiation and Isotopes center & Jaafer Ibn Ouf Hospital 2008

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Title: Assessment of Risk factors, Major Symptoms and Signs of Acute Iymphoblastic leukaemia among Children presenting to Radiation and Isotopes center & Jaafer Ibn Ouf Hospital 2008
Author: Tarig, Zuhair
Abstract: The aim of the research was to study the major risk factors and the presenting clinical picture in children who receive treatment for ALL in RIC-K & Jaafer Ibn Ouf Hospital in the period between June 2008 to October 2008. There were 100 patients in this period. It was a descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study. Sampling was simple random. Data was collected using a specially designed questionnaire and was analyzed using Microsoft office Excel computer software. From the results it was found that the most common presenting symptoms were fever 72 % and other symptoms 68%. 66 % of the patients presented with pallor, while lymphadenopathy was 60 %. Most of the patients were from Khartoum and the central Sudan & resided in the center of Sudan. Those were almost more than half of the study population. No single environmental factor could be stated from the study to be a definitive risk factor for ALL, but there were 5 patients (10 %) who had their mothers exposed to radiation in their pregnancy period. A larger study with a longer duration should be done to identify the common risk factors for ALL. It could be concluded that patients with fever and pallor coming from Khartoum & central Sudan should get more investigations to rule out or confirm the diagnosis of ALL in them.
Description: Assessment of Risk factors, Major Symptoms and Signs of Acute Iymphoblastic leukaemia among Children presenting to Radiation and Isotopes center & Jaafer Ibn Ouf Hospital 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1659
Date: 2008


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