Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 22, 2022
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK); Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Complete morphologic, immunologic, and genetic examination of the leukemic cells is necessary to establish the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The following are other conditions to consider when evaluating a child with suspected acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL):

  • Acute myeloid leukemia

  • Aplastic anemia

  • Acute anemia

  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Differential Diagnoses