Epidemiology and Patterns of Leukemia in Northern Saudi Arabia | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Epidemiology and Patterns of Leukemia in Northern Saudi Arabia

Author(s):Abdelbaset Mohamed Elasbali, Hisham Hussain Alharbi, Ziad Al-Onzi, Mohammed H. Saiem Al-dahr, Alneil Hamza, Ezeldine Khalafalla, Dina Alshammari and Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed

Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine the patterns of leukemia in Northern Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This was a retrospective descriptive study conducted in King Khalid hospital, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) including records of leukemia from 2008 to 2016. Results: The overall Crude Incidence Rate (CIR) of leukemia was 7.45 per 100.000 person-year, including patients diagnosed with different patterns of leukemia in Northern Saudi Arabia. The mean age of patients was 45.4 years with a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 107 years old. Around 43 (59%) were males and 30 (41%) were females. Conclusion: The incidence rates of leukemia are relatively higher in Northern Saudi Arabia, with an increase of all subtype.

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