Successful Treatment in a Child with Anaplastic Large Cell L
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Children with cancer have an increased risk for life-threatening infections due to their underlying illness and intensive anticancer treatment as well. Certain types of cancer, particularly Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, are associated with impaired cellular immunity which may persist even after the end of treatment while the disease is in remission. Chemotherapy in these diseases is an additional factor of altered cellular immunity. Although the majority of infections in children with cancer are caused by bacteria, infections due to mycobacteria are also reported and may be severe and life threatening. In this report we describe a case of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in a girl with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL).....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3697236/
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