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Section 2 - Other CNS disease related to underlying and secondary effects of malignancy

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Infection

Infection is one of the most common and life-threatening complications in the patient with leukemia. Table 5 below lists the factors which contribute to infection in the leukemic.
 

 
Sites other than the CNS are more likely to become infected, especially mucosal regions such as the lower esophagus, lungs, the perianal area, colon and skin. However, the CNS may become involved in a number of ways.

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