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Leukemia ; 2019 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31578451

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AML SCT-BFM 2007 was the first hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) trial in Germany to comply with the European Clinical Trials Directive, and aimed to standardize pediatric HCT for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) across centers in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Children with high-risk features and a good early response achieving a complete first remission (CR-1) and those in CR-2 after a first relapse were stratified to receive HCT from a matched donor after myeloablative conditioning consisting of busulfan, cyclophosphamide, and melphalan. Four-year EFS and OS were 61 and 70%. Cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) was 22%. TRM was 15% and correlated with age reaching 9% (SE 3%) in children younger than 12 years and 31% (SE 9%) in older children and adolescents. Children with poorly responding primary disease or relapse were allocated to receive early HCT after a cytoreductive regimen with fludarabine, amsacrine, and cytarabine, followed by reduced intensity conditioning and prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusions. Four-year EFS and OS were 49 and 53%. CIR was 38% and TRM 11%. For patients with primary poor response disease, early use of RIC HCT followed by prophylactic DLI can induce long-term remissions in more than 50% (EFS 46% (SE 9%)).

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Haematologica ; 2019 Oct 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31649129

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Detection of minimal disseminated disease is a validated prognostic factor in ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma. We previously reported that quantification of minimal disease by quantitative real-time PCR in bone marrow applying a cut-off of 10 copies NPM-ALK/104 copies of the reference transcript ABL1 identifies a very high-risk group of patients. In the present study, we aimed to confirm the prognostic value of quantitative minimal disseminated disease evaluation by real-time PCR and to validate digital PCR as alternative method. Among 91 patients analyzed by real-time PCR in bone marrow, the cumulative incidence of relapses of 18 patients with more than 10 normalized copy-numbers of NPM-ALK was 61+/-12% compared to 21+/-5% for the remaining 76 patients (p=.0002). Results in blood correlated with bone marrow (r=0.74) in 70 patients with both materials. Copy numbers tended to be higher in blood compared to bone marrow. Transcripts were quantified in addition by digital PCR in 75 bone marrow and 57 blood samples. Copy number estimation by using digital PCR and real-time PCR correlated in 132 samples (r=.85). Applying a cut-off of 30 copies NPM-ALK/104 copies ABL1 for quantification by digital PCR, almost identical patient groups were separated compared to real-time PCR. In summary, the prognostic impact of quantification of minimal disseminated disease in bone marrow could be confirmed for patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Quantification of minimal disease by digital PCR provides a promising tool to facilitate harmonization of minimal disease measurement between laboratories and for clinical studies.

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Hematol Oncol ; 37 Suppl 1: 53-61, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31187530

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Pediatric-type follicular lymphoma (PTFL), pediatric nodal marginal zone lymphoma (pnMZL), and large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) with IRF4 rearrangement have been introduced into the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification. They account for 5% to 10% of mature B-cell lymphomas in children and adolescents. Both PTFL and pnMZL predominantly affect male adolescents and usually present with localized lymphadenopathy in the head and neck region. The cells within the follicles of PTFL typically show high-grade cytology, IGH monoclonality and lack the t(14;18) chromosomal alteration. In contrast, pnMZL is characterized by progressive transformation of germinal center (PTGC)-like features and interfollicular proliferation of the cells with expansion of the marginal zones with diffuse areas. Watch and wait after complete resection seems an adequate therapy with chemotherapy restricted to incompletely resected disease. All children with PTFL and pnMZL reported, so far, survived. B-cell lymphomas presenting in the Waldeyer's ring are characterized by the expression of IRF4/MUM1 and often associated with IRF4 rearrangements. Because of the frequent diffuse component, treatment often follows current protocols for mature B-NHL. The prognosis is excellent.


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Linfoma de Células B/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Fatores Etários , Biópsia , Criança , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/genética , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/metabolismo , Linfoma de Células B/epidemiologia , Linfoma de Células B/etiologia , Linfoma de Células B/terapia , Linfoma de Zona Marginal Tipo Células B/diagnóstico , Linfoma de Zona Marginal Tipo Células B/epidemiologia , Linfoma de Zona Marginal Tipo Células B/terapia , Linfoma Folicular/diagnóstico , Linfoma Folicular/epidemiologia , Linfoma Folicular/terapia , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Resultado do Tratamento
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Am J Hematol ; 94(8): 880-890, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31095771

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Severe infections (SI) significantly impact on non-relapse mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We assessed 432 children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) after total body irradiation based myeloablative HSCT within the multicenter ALL-BFM-SCT 2003 trial for SI grade 3 or higher according to common terminology criteria for adverse events. A total 172 patients experienced at least one SI. Transplantation from matched unrelated donors (MUD) was associated with any type of SI in the pre-engraftment period (hazard ratio [HR]: 2.57; P < .001), and with any SI between day +30 and + 100 (HR: 2.91; P = .011). Bacterial (HR: 2.24; P = .041) and fungal infections (HR: 4.06; P = .057) occurred more often in the pre-engraftment phase and viral infections more often before day +30 (HR: 2.66; P = .007) or between day +30 and + 100 (HR: 3.89; P = .002) after HSCT from MUD as compared to matched sibling donors. Chronic GvHD was an independent risk factor for any type of SI after day +100 (HR: 2.57; P < .002). We conclude that allogeneic HSCT from MUD in children and adolescents with pediatric ALL is associated with higher infection rates, which seems attributable to an intensified GvHD prophylaxis including serotherapy and methotrexate.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30391550

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BACKGROUND: Biallelic variations in the DOCK8 gene cause a combined immunodeficiency with eczema, recurrent bacterial and viral infections, and malignancy. Natural disease outcome is dismal, but allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can cure the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine outcome of HSCT for DOCK8 deficiency and define possible outcome variables. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of the results of HSCT in a large international cohort of DOCK8 deficient patients. RESULTS: We identified 81 patients from 22 centers transplanted at a median age of 9.7 years (range: 0.7-27.2) between 1995 and 2015. After median follow-up of 26 months (3-135), 68 of 81 patients are alive (84%). Severe acute (III-IV) or chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) occurred in 11% and 10% respectively. Causes of death wereinfections (n=5), GVHD (5), multi-organ failure (2) and pre-existent lymphoma (1). Survival after matched related (n=40) or unrelated (35) HSCT was 89% and 81%, respectively. Reduced toxicity conditioning based on either treosulfan or reduced-dose busulfan resulted in superior survival compared to fully myeloablative busulfan-based regimens (97% vs. 78%; p=0.049). 96% of patients aged <8 years at HSCT survived, compared to 78% of those ≥8 years (p=0.06). Of 73 patients with chimerism data available, 65 (89%) had >90% donor T-cell chimerism at last follow-up. Not all disease manifestations responded equally well to HSCT: eczema, infections and Mollusca resolved better than food allergies or failure to thrive. CONCLUSION: HSCT is curative in most DOCK8 deficient patients, confirming this approach as the treatment of choice. HSCT using a reduced toxicity regimen may offer the best chance for survival.

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Transfusion ; 58(11): 2495-2500, 2018 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30291766

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BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been established to treat graft-versus-host disease. Our mini ECP technique (mini-ECP) allows for treatment of patients with GVHD and contraindications for classical ECP or low body weight. The safety and efficacy of applying ECP for the long-term treatment of chronic GVHD (cGVHD) have not been described. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of mini-ECP treatments for children and adolescents with cGVHD was performed. Mini-ECP with 100 to 200 mL of whole blood was used to treat 14 patients. The median age at the start of treatment was 7 years (range, 1-17 years), and median body weight was 20 kg (range, 8-53 kg). A total of 703 mini-ECP treatments was performed. The median number of treatments per patient was 35 (range, 8-129), and median treatment duration was 11 months (range, 1.4-28.5 months). RESULTS: Mini-ECP was well tolerated. Four adverse events occurred in three patients, and two of them were related to the ECP procedure. Complete or partial responses were observed in 10 patients. Steroids were discontinued in seven patients and tapered in three others. Responses were seen in the skin, mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and eyes. CONCLUSION: Mini-ECP represents a less invasive ECP alternative for low-body-weight patients with cGVHD and contraindications for apheresis.

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Clin Immunol ; 195: 77-81, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30077013

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Patients with Nucleophosmin (NPM)-Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) mount ALK autoantibodies. The titer of these autoantibodies inversely correlates with the risk of relapse. The epitopes recognized by these autoantibodies in NPM-ALK might be associated with different ALK-antibody levels. We used overlapping peptide microarray technology to analyze epitope-binding to NPM-ALK by plasma or serum from 129 ALK-positive ALCL patients and 21 controls. Antibodies present in sera from ALCL patients bound to epitopes mainly in the C-terminal region of the ALK portion of NPM-ALK (amino acid positions 469-496, 561-588, 617-644). Patients with higher ALK antibody titers detected the epitope 561-588 more frequently as well as three further epitopes at the N-terminus of the kinase domain compared to patients with intermediate and low titers. These results identify new potential target epitopes for immunotherapy in ALK-positive ALCL. The methodology can be adapted for more reproducible analyses of tumor antigen detection.

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Oncotarget ; 9(41): 26543-26555, 2018 May 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29899875

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Nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (NPM-ALK) fusion genes resulting from the translocation t(2;5)(p23;q35) are present in almost 90% of childhood ALK-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphomas (ALCL). Detection and quantification of minimal disseminated disease (MDD) by measuring NPM-ALK fusion transcript levels in the blood provide independent prognostic parameters. Characterization of the genomic breakpoints provides insights into the pathogenesis of the translocation and allows for DNA-based minimal disease monitoring. We designed a nested multiplex PCR assay for identification and characterization of genomic NPM-ALK fusion sequences in 45 pediatric ALCL-patients, and used the sequences for quantitative MDD monitoring. Breakpoint analysis indicates the involvement of inaccurate non-homologous end joining repair mechanisms in the formation of NPM-ALK fusions. Parallel quantification of RNA and DNA levels in the cellular fraction of 45 blood samples from eight patients with NPM-ALK-positive ALCL correlated, as did cell-free circulating NPM-ALK DNA copies in the plasma fraction of 37 blood samples. With genomic NPM-ALK fusion sequence quantification, plasma samples of ALCL patients become an additional source for MRD-assessment. Parallel quantification of NPM-ALK transcripts and fusion genes in ALCL cell lines treated with the ALK kinase inhibitor crizotinib illustrates the potential value of supplementary DNA-based quantification in particular clinical settings.

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EMBO J ; 37(14)2018 Jul 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29880602

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The impact of LMO2 expression on cell lineage decisions during T-cell leukemogenesis remains largely elusive. Using genetic lineage tracing, we have explored the potential of LMO2 in dictating a T-cell malignant phenotype. We first initiated LMO2 expression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and maintained its expression in all hematopoietic cells. These mice develop exclusively aggressive human-like T-ALL In order to uncover a potential exclusive reprogramming effect of LMO2 in murine hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, we next showed that transient LMO2 expression is sufficient for oncogenic function and induction of T-ALL The resulting T-ALLs lacked LMO2 and its target-gene expression, and histologically, transcriptionally, and genetically similar to human LMO2-driven T-ALL We next found that during T-ALL development, secondary genomic alterations take place within the thymus. However, the permissiveness for development of T-ALL seems to be associated with wider windows of differentiation than previously appreciated. Restricted Cre-mediated activation of Lmo2 at different stages of B-cell development induces systematically and unexpectedly T-ALL that closely resembled those of their natural counterparts. Together, these results provide a novel paradigm for the generation of tumor T cells through reprogramming in vivo and could be relevant to improve the response of T-ALL to current therapies.

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Klin Padiatr ; 230(3): 138-141, 2018 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29618138

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BACKGROUND: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) in children often presents with abdominal localization. Intestinal perforations have been described mainly during treatment. We report on a three-year-old patient with abdominal BL who was diagnosed with a duodenocolonic fistula. CASE REPORT: A three-year-old boy presented with diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, and a four-week history of loss of appetite and weight. Ultrasound and MRI detected a colonic tumor forming a duodenocolonic fistula which was verified by gastroduodenoscopy. A surgical biopsy revealed BL. The stage III BL with low LDH was treated with four courses of BFM-type short-pulse chemotherapy. After two courses of chemotherapy the patient developed a mechanic ileus. A segmental resection of a short segment of the colon at the right flexure carrying the residual tumor mass with cicatricial stenosis and fistula followed by colonic end to end anastomosis and covering of the fistula by omentum major were carried out without complication. 15 days after surgery, two additional courses of chemotherapy could be administrated and the boy is in ongoing remission and free of any symptoms with a follow-up interval of 18 months. CONCLUSIONS: Duodeonocolonic fistula at presentation in a child with abdominal BL is extremely rare. Delayed surgery after size of the tumor bulk has been reduced by chemotherapy might represent a risk adapted approach. However, due to limited experience with duodenocolonic fistulas even in larger pediatric lymphoma trials any decision has to be based on the problems to be faced in individual cases.

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Cancers (Basel) ; 10(4)2018 Apr 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29642597

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Patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) mount a humoral and cellular immune response against ALK. More than 90% of children and adolescents with ALK-positive ALCL have detectable anti-ALK antibodies in serum or plasma, and the antibody titer inversely correlates with the risk of relapse. ALK-specific CD8 and CD4 T cell responses have been described in patients with ALK-positive ALCL. Vaccination with ALK DNA led to protection against lymphoma growth in a murine model. Collectively, these data suggest that the ALK-specific immune response is involved in the control of the disease. The characteristics of the humoral and cellular immune response against ALK as well as tumor immune escape mechanisms have been increasingly investigated. However, tumor and host factors contributing to the individual immune response against ALK are still largely unknown. Depending on the individual strength of the immune response and its determinants, individualized immunological approaches might be appropriate for the consolidation of ALCL patients. Strategies such as ALK vaccination could be effective for those with a pre-existing anti-tumor immunity, while an allogeneic blood stem cell transplantation or check-point inhibition could be effective for others.

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Pediatr Blood Cancer ; 65(6): e27003, 2018 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29512859

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Vinblastine and targeted therapies induce remissions in patients with relapsed or progressive anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). Central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis often is not included during re-induction in CNS-negative relapse patients. We report on five patients with progressive or early relapsed ALK-positive ALCL who developed CNS progression during re-induction with vinblastine, crizotinib, or brentuximab vedotin given for bridging to allogeneic blood stem cell transplantation. These observations suggest that CNS prophylaxis should be considered in ALCL patients suffering progression during initial therapy who receive re-induction using agents with limited CNS penetration.

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Leukemia ; 32(9): 1994-2007, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29588546

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Transcription factor AP-1 is constitutively activated and IRF4 drives growth and survival in ALK+ and ALK- anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). Here we demonstrate high-level BATF and BATF3 expression in ALCL. Both BATFs bind classical AP-1 motifs and interact with in ALCL deregulated AP-1 factors. Together with IRF4, they co-occupy AP-1-IRF composite elements, differentiating ALCL from non-ALCL. Gene-specific inactivation of BATFs, or global AP-1 inhibition results in ALCL growth retardation and/or cell death in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, the AP-1-BATF module establishes TH17/group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3)-associated gene expression in ALCL cells, including marker genes such as AHR, IL17F, IL22, IL26, IL23R and RORγt. Elevated IL-17A and IL-17F levels were detected in a subset of children and adolescents with ALK+ ALCL. Furthermore, a comprehensive analysis of primary lymphoma data confirms TH17-, and in particular ILC3-skewing in ALCL compared with PTCL. Finally, pharmacological inhibition of RORC as single treatment leads to cell death in ALCL cell lines and, in combination with the ALK inhibitor crizotinib, enforces death induction in ALK+ ALCL. Our data highlight the crucial role of AP-1/BATFs in ALCL and lead to the concept that some ALCL might originate from ILC3.

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Haematologica ; 103(3): 477-485, 2018 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29242300

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Patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma often present with B-symptoms or hemophagocytosis and generate an anti-tumor immune response. Specific serum cytokine levels or profiles may reflect the tumor burden, non-specific immune stimulation by the tumor or differences in the strength of the patients' anti-lymphoma immunity. We systematically correlated pretreatment concentrations of 25 cytokines with clinical and biological characteristics in a well-characterized cohort of 119 uniformly treated pediatric patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Fifteen patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma in remission and 11 patients with low-stage B-cell lymphoma served as controls. Concentrations of interleukin-9, interleukin-10, interleukin-17a, hepatocyte growth factor, soluble interleukin-2 receptor, and soluble CD30 were significantly higher in initial sera of patients than in the sera of subjects from both control groups, indicating an anaplastic large cell lymphoma-type cytokine signature. The levels of interleukin-6, interferon-γ, interferon γ-induced protein, and soluble interleukin-2 receptor correlated with the stage, initial general condition, minimal disseminated disease, anaplastic lymphoma kinase-antibody titers, and the risk of relapse among patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Only interleukin-6 showed an independent prognostic value in multivariate analyses. Pretreatment cytokine profiles in patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma reflect a tumor signature as well as tumor burden and also differences in the strength of the patients' immune response.

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Haematologica ; 102(12): 2086-2096, 2017 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28983060

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In the European Intergroup EURO-LB02 trial, children and adolescents with lymphoblastic lymphoma underwent the non-Hodgkin lymphoma Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster protocol without prophylactic cranial radiotherapy. The primary aims of this trial were to test whether replacing prednisone with dexamethasone during induction increases event-free survival in the subgroups with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and whether therapy duration could be reduced from 24 to 18 months (factorial design, randomizations). These questions could not be answered due to premature closure of the trial. Here we report on the secondary aims of the trial: whether the results of the NHL-BFM90 study could be reproduced and evaluation of disease features and prognostic factors. Three hundred and nineteen patients (66 with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, 233 with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, 12 with mixed phenotype, 8 not classifiable) were enrolled. In induction, 215 patients received prednisone and 104 patients received dexamethasone. The median follow-up was 6.8 years (range, 3.0-10.3). The 5-year event-free survival was 82±2% [12 toxic deaths, 5 secondary malignancies, 43 non-response/relapse (central nervous system n=9; all received prednisone during induction)]. The event-free survival rate was 80±5% for patients with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, 82±3% for those with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, and 100% for patients with a mixed phenotype. During induction, significantly more grade III/IV toxicities were observed in patients receiving dexamethasone, resulting in significant treatment delays. The number of toxic deaths did not differ significantly. The only variable associated with outcome was performance status at diagnosis. The 90% event-free survival rate for patients with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma shown in study NHL-BFM90 was not replicated, mainly due to more toxic deaths and central nervous system relapses. Dexamethasone in induction may prevent central nervous system relapse more effectively than prednisone but produces a higher burden of toxicity. (#NCT00275106).


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Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Dexametasona/efeitos adversos , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/toxicidade , Europa (Continente) , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/mortalidade , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/mortalidade , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células T Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células T Precursoras/mortalidade , Prednisona/efeitos adversos , Prednisona/uso terapêutico , Prednisona/toxicidade , Indução de Remissão/métodos , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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