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|Title:||ADULT LEUKAEMIA IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA.|
|Publisher:||Pak J Med Sci.|
|Abstract:||Objective:To determine the incidence and survivalof patients with leukaemia in Niger Delta region of Nigeria, noted for its petrochemical industries. Design:A prospective study of 120 cases of leukaemia from 1993 to 2003. Setting: University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Main outcome measures:Demographic and clinical information including duration of illness before presentation was obtained by oral interview. Results:Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) was the most frequent subtype (33.3%). There was a strong association between the white blood cell count at presentation and 1 year survival in CML and CLL patients (p=0001). The 2 year survival for CML, CLL and PLL was 12.5%, 40% and 32% respectively. Duration of illness before presentation was found to influence 1-year survival in CML (p=0.0075) and CLL (p=0.0001). Conclusion:The 2 year survival is still very poor and this may not beunconnected with late presentation and other strong limiting factors.|
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