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Hematology

Question
5 out of 6
 

Treatment of choice in hairy cell leukemia is: (DNB Dec 2009)



A Steroid
B Cladribine

C Splenectomy
D Pentostatin

Ans. B

Cladribine

Management

1. Cladribine and deoxycoformycin are effective in producing long periods of disease control.

2. Splenectomy for severe cytopenic patient

3. Older treatment pentostatin, IF-alpha,

4. No role of corticosteroid.