Changes to This Summary (12/03/2013)
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Added text to state that obesity has been associated with inferior survival in children with AML, primarily caused by a higher rate of fatal infections during the early phases of treatment (cited Inaba et al. as reference 26).
Added text to state that for patients in complete remission for more than 5 years, relapse is extremely rare (cited Douer et al. as reference 30 and level of evidence 1iiDi).
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