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Audit of pediatric hematology-oncology outpatients in Kuala Lumpur.


Menon, Bina Sharine and Eni , Juraida and Mohd Ibrahim, Hishamshah and Mohamed, Mahfuzah and Ho, Caroline and Raja Khuzaiah, (2008) Audit of pediatric hematology-oncology outpatients in Kuala Lumpur. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 39 (4). pp. 728-730. ISSN 0125-1562


The aims of this study were to determine the types of cancers and hematological disorders in patients attending a pediatric hematology-oncology clinic. This was a prospective study at the Pediatric Institute, General Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 2005-November 2006. During the 18-month study 803 patients attended the clinic, 730 had oncological problems and 73 had hematological problems. The age range was from 2 months to 28 years (median 6 years). The patients were Malay (66%), Chinese (23%), Indian (10%) and other races (1%). Of the oncological patients, 51% had either leukemia (n=293) or lymphoma (n=77).The other most common diagnoses were retinoblastoma, followed by Wilm's tumor and germ cell tumors. Six patients (0.8%) developed a second malignant neoplasm. Of the hematological patients, 60% had platelet disorders, most commonly chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Twenty-four per cent had bone marrow failure and 16% had red cell disorders.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Seameo Regional Tropical Medicine & Public Health Network
Keywords: Audit; Pediatric; Hematology; Neoplasm; Oncology; Patient; Malaysia
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 01:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 06:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13332
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