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Cryptosporidiosis and acute leukaemia.
  1. A B Foot,
  2. A Oakhill,
  3. M G Mott
  1. Regional Paediatric Oncology Unit, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol.


    Six children with cryptosporidiosis, concurrently receiving chemotherapy for acute leukaemia (n = 5) and lymphoma (n = 1), are described. Two died with evidence of persistent infection. Modification of the chemotherapy regimens in the other four children was associated with successful eradication of the pathogen and permitted continued treatment of the primary disease.

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