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Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Entirely updated to reflect modern thinking and protocols, the Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provides concise information needed for the day-to-day management of children with pediatric hematologic and oncologic diseases. The clear style allows readers to make an accurate diagnosis and permits him/her to treat patients even if they have not had extensive previous hematologic or oncologic experience. Pertinent advances in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, immunology, transplantation and biochemistry are the result of 40 years of practical experience by the author in the management of patients and incorporates various contributors who have had extensive clinical experience.

Medical students, pediatric residents, pediatric fellows in hematology/oncology, practicing hematologists and oncologists pediatric oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants


Published: April 2005

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-088524-4


  • "This text is a very good intermediate level book focusing on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of both hematologic and oncologic disorders observed in children. The combination of text, tables, and outlined material makes the information easy to access. It provides a handy text for pediatricians caring for both hematologic and oncologic problems. It also is particularly suitable for pediatric students and residents. The comprehensive tables of normal values in infants and children at the end of the text are very useful." - Marshall Lichtman, URMC, Rochester (2005)


  • Contributors

    Preface to Fourth Edition

    Preface to Third Edition

    Preface to Second Edition

    Preface to First Edition

    Chapter 1. Classification and Diagnosis of Anemia During Childhood

    Chapter 2. Anemia During the Neonatal Period

    Chapter 3. Iron-Deficiency Anemia

    Chapter 4. Megaloblastic Anemia

    Chapter 5 . Hematologic Manifestations of Systemic Illness

    Chapter 6. Bone Marrow Failure

    Chapter 7. Hemolytic Anemia

    Chapter 8. Polycythemia

    Chapter 9. Disorders of White Blood Cells

    Chapter 10. Disorders of Platelets

    Chapter 11. Disorders of Coagulation

    Hemostatic Disorders

    Thrombotic Disorders

    Chapter 12. Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly

    Chapter 13. Lymphoproliferative Disorders, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and Myeloproliferative Disorders

    Chapter 14. Leukemias

    Chapter 15. Hodgkin Disease

    Chapter 16. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Chapter 17. Central Nervous System Malignancies

    Chapter 18. Neuroblastoma

    Chapter 19. Wilms' Tumor

    Chapter 20. Rhabdomyosarcoma and Other Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

    Chapter 21. Malignant Bone Tumors

    Chapter 22. Histiocytosis Syndromes

    Chapter 23. Retinoblastoma

    Chapter 24. Miscellaneous Tumors

    Chapter 25. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    Chapter 26. Supportive Care and Management of Oncologic Emergencies

    Chapter 27. Evaluation, Investigations and Management of Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

    Appendix 1. Hematologic Reference Values

    Appendix 2. CD Antigen Designations

    Appendix 3. Biological Tumor Markers

    Appendix 4. Pharmacologic Properties of Commonly Used Chemotherapy Agents



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