Pattern of subtypes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in India

D. M. Kamat, R. Gopal, S. H. Advani, C. N. Nair, Ashok Kumar, Tapan Saikia, J. J. Nadkarni, J. S. Nadkarni

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Leukemic cells from 124 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 31 chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL) were examined for sheep erythrocyte receptor (E), surface immunoglobulin (Slg) and their reactivity with a panel of monoclonal antibodies recognizing specific surface antigens including pan-T, Common ALL and Ia antigens. In acute lymphatic leukemia, 33% of patients reveal T-cell receptor associated with higher age group, mediastinal mass and high WBC count. Common ALL was predominant between 2 and 9-yr age group. Among chronic lymphatic leukemia, 2 patients were found to be T-CLL while 29 revealed presence of Slg. Ia antigen was detected in 44.4% of ALL and 64% fo CLL patients. The pattern of surface marker observed in our series may be related to our life style, socio-economic and environmental factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-934
Number of pages8
JournalLeukemia Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • ALL
  • C-ALL
  • T-ALL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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