EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE PROMYELOCYTIC LEUKEMIA IN LATIN AMERICA

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Eduardo Magalhães Rego
Rafael Henriques Jácomo

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Leukemia, Acute Promylocytic Leukemia, Latin America, Epidemiology

Abstract

Distinct epidemiological characteristics have been described in Acute Promielocytic Leukemia (APL). Populations from Latin America have a higher incidence of APL and in some geographic areas a distinct distribution of the PML-RARA isoforms is present. Here, we review the main differences in APL epidemilogy in Latin America as well as treatment outcomes.

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