A Rare Case of Spontaneous Remission of Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase Negative B-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 04 ;40(3):e176-e178. PMID: 28678092
Spontaneous remission of untreated pediatric leukemia is an extremely rare occurrence. The underlying mechanism may be because of an immune-mediated process or increased cortisol production during stress or infection. We describe a rare case of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase negative B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia with concurrent infection that went into remission without treatment with chemotherapy or corticosteroids. Though B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia can rarely go into spontaneous remission, these patients require close follow-up as most patients will eventually develop recurrence.