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Why are minor cuts problematic for people with ALL?

Normally a minor cut is no big deal, but with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), cuts heal slowly because there are not enough platelets. People with ALL bruise easily too. When germs invade, leukemic lymphoblasts can't fight them like normal white blood cells do, which means people with ALL are more likely to get infections.

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