Issue: 2005 > October > case report

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in pregnancy

J.F.M. Molkenboer, A.H. Vos, H.C. Schouten, M.C. Vos


Two cases of pregnant patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) are presented. ALL is rare in pregnancy. The basic principle of ALL treatment is combination chemotherapy with sequential administration of induction, consolidation and maintenance therapy, and this also holds for ALL in pregnancy. The prognosis of ALL in pregnancy is poor and termination of the pregnancy needs to be considered.