Acute leukemia is an uncontrolled division of white blood cells at an early stage of their ripening. The development of leukemia does not occur immediately, but gradually - from the time of the onset of the disease to clinical manifestations, it lasts from one to ten years, so most of the acute leukemia in children was started before birth.
Why Does Leukemia Occur in Children - Not Installed. The key role is played by the hereditary factor that leads to the formation of mutant (tumorous) cells.
The formation of these cells is successfully restrained by the protective forces of the body, but when their weakening under the influence of any external or internal factors, there is a rapid development of the disease. Accompanying disease development can be viral diseases, and this is considered the most probable variant for acute leukemia.
A characteristic feature of the tumor process in the hematopoietic system is the inhibition of normal production of other cells, which is reflected both in laboratory tests and in clinical manifestations.
Symptoms of acute leukemia in children
A typical pattern of acute leukemia in children consists of anemic, hemorrhagic, intoxication and proliferative symptoms.