Othieno-Abinya NA, Nyabola LO, Kiarie GW, Ndege R, Maina JM. Chronic myeloid leukaemia at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.

Citation:
"Othieno-Abinya NA, Nyabola LO, Kiarie GW, Ndege R, Maina JM. Chronic myeloid leukaemia at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi." East Afr Med J. . 2002;79(11):593-7.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical and haematological factors associated with
treatment and outcome of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) at Kenyatta National
Hospital.
DESIGN: Retrospective survey of patients treated for chronic myeloid leukaemia.
SETTING: Kenyatta National hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, between April 1990 and
August 2000.
SUBJECTS: Patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia.
RESULTS: One hundred and four patients, 55 males and 49 females, age range 10-72
years with a median age of 35 years. Treatment with busulphan getting less
popular in favour of hydroxyurea. Median follow-up 20 months with none of the
clinical and haematological parameters impacting significantly on duration of
follow-up.
CONCLUSION: CML occurs at a younger age-group in Kenya, and none of the clinical
or haematological parameters appears to impact on follow-up duration

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