The Chernobyl and ItÃ¢ÂÂs Long Term Consequence: Clinical Cases of LeukemiaIoan Sorin Stratulat1* and Sergiu Coseri2
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- Ioan Sorin Stratulat
Department of Medicine
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Iași 700115, Romania
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Received Date: November 11, 2016; Accepted Date: March 23, 2017; Published Date: April 03, 2017
Citation: Stratulat IS, Coseri S (2017) The Chernobyl and It’s Long Term Consequence: Clinical Cases of Leukemia. J Integr Oncol 6:191. doi: 10.4172/2329-6771.1000191
Copyright: © 2017 Stratulat IS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Chernobyl accident that occurred 30 years ago was one of the worst nuclear disasters ever. Although it’s effects have been the subject of several articles, the role of its repercussions in the etiology of hematological disorders is not clearly revealed. Studies have shown a causal relationship between radiation exposure and the incidence of thyroid cancers but in the case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia a correlation could not have been made. However, due to its increasing incidence, there seems to be differences between adult and in utero exposure. Through its geographical position, Romania was affected especially in the North East region. We present the case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia of a patient from Iasi with exposure during pregnancy, post-partum period and the effects on her and the fetus.