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Re: Prolymphocytic leukemia

Re: Prolymphocytic leukemia

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Posted by terry on October 13, 2000 at 23:27:47:

In Reply to: Prolymphocytic leukemia posted by ranga rao on January 11, 1999 at 13:03:27:

: I have come across a patient of prolymphcytic leukemia with exterme sensitivity to alkylating agents.
: Presentation was with fever, gen lymphadneopathy, heaptosplenomegaly, anemai and thrombocytopenia.
: After confirmation of diagnosis, he was managed with leukeran, prednisolone. he had grade IV neutropenia, with fulminant pneumonitis. He recovered after heavy and prolong ed antibioitcs. he was then managed with steroids alone for two cycles.
: He had recurrence of symptoms and i gave him steroids and endoxan ( 50 mg thrice daily fro four days). he had by 6th day grade IV neutropenia with pneumonitis, and he suffered from a brain stroke. his recovery was very slow and ventful with several complications.
: He died of cachexia.
: I would like to know the experineces of others in thjis type of leukemia.

I am not responding to this message specifically, but rather because it's been a frightful day and I've stumbled across this site by accident. My fiance of 8 years was diagnosed two months ago as having prolymph leukemia, which was a shock in itself, and his condition has deteriorated rapidly. I had thought that we had quite a bit of time to research his condition, but frankly must confront the fact that this won't be the case. While he showed no symptoms two months ago, finding it in a routine physical, he is now showing signs of abnormal bleeding and a feeling of fullness even when he hasn't eaten. This evening is the first time I've looked for more information, as his physician is one that we have exteme confidence in, but the characteristics of the disease indicates that we may need more information. He feels so well that he's at hunting camp tonight, waiting for the opening of black powder season, while I'm having a full-blown, it's-in-our-face panic attack. Is there anyone out there who can help me to obtain the information and tools that I will need to get this very special man through the days that are rapidly approaching? I need a crash course. Thank you, and love, in advance.

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