Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia


Symptoms of ALL

ALL usually develops quickly over days or weeks and symptoms are generally non-specific and can be caused by other diseases. These include:

  • Feeling very tired and weak
  • Getting fevers or infections more easily than usual
  • Looking pale
  • Limp and bone pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes (they look like lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach, or groin)
  • Easy bleeding and petechiae (flat, pinpoint, dark-red spots under the skin caused by bleeding)
  • Enlarged liver and spleen
  • Dyspnea (shortness in breath)
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain and bloating (pain or fullness under the ribs region)
Fever_symptoms ALL
Child with a fever (Freepik)


Last modified
13 August 2020
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