Chronic myeloid leukaemia at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.East Afr Med J. 2002 Nov;79(11):593-7.
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OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical and haematological factors associated with treatment and outcome of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) at Kenyatta National Hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective survey of patients treated for chronic myeloid leukaemia. SETTING: Kenyatta National hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, between April 1990 and August 2000. SUBJECTS: Patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. RESULTS: One hundred and four patients, 55 males and 49 females, age range 10-72 years with a median age of 35 years. Treatment with busulphan getting less popular in favour of hydroxyurea. Median follow-up 20 months with none of the clinical and haematological parameters impacting significantly on duration of follow-up. CONCLUSION: CML occurs at a younger age-group in Kenya, and none of the clinical or haematological parameters appears to impact on follow-up duration.