Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Symptoms

Occasionally, the diagnosis of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is made on routine physical examination by performing a white blood count, platelet count and red blood cell determination.

In general, common symptoms of childhood ALL include:

    • Headaches, with or without vomiting
    • Fever
      • Shortness of breath
      • Fatigue
      • Frequent infections
      • Painless blue or purple lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin
      • Pain or feeling of fullness below the ribs
      • Paleness or pallor
      • Easy bleeding or bruising
      • Loss of appetite
      • Tiny red spots (known as petechiae) under the skin
      • Bone or joint pain
      • Painless lumps that sometimes appear around the eyes