oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The pattern of leukaemia in adult Zimbabweans

Volume 30, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A survey of leukaemia as seen in the University and Government medical wards of the Harare Group of Hospitals over a 3-year period (1980- 1982) is presented. Over the 3 years 127 leukaemic patients were seen. The incidence of each type of leukaemia is estimated, with acute myeloblastic leukaemia being the most common (38,5 %) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia the least common (11%). The distribution patterns of type, sex and age are compared with those in other parts of the world, and a brief review of the literature is given.

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