Reply To: ALL receiving AML treatment

  • Wendy Fitzgerald

    October 31, 2013 at 11:59 am

    At Children’s National we keep any kids (ALL or AML or lymphoma) receiving high dose cytarabine in the hosptial through nadir and recovery of ANC > 200 because of the risk of sepsis with that drug.


    Wendy Fitzgerald, RN, PNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner

    Oncology Division

    Children’s National Medical Center

    111 Michigan Avenue, NW

    Washington, DC 20010


    202-476-2490 (fax)


    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-31-2013 11:49 AM
    From: Amy Spence
    Subject: ALL receiving AML treatment

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .

    Question from one of the ARNPs in our practice: how is your institution managing relapsed ALL patients receiving “AML” therapy?   There has been varying practice with our providers on whether they are kept for count recovery. We have had patients with only bone marrow relapse and some with bone marrow and testicular relapse. Thank you!
    Amy Spence
    Seminole, FL
    United States