Little Kristina was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in the autumn of 2010. The girl was admitted to the Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital, and treatment commenced.
One of the main medications used was Asparaginase. Two infusions of this medicine were completed without any problems, but during the third one Kristina had a sudden headache. The pain became more and more severe, and her mother ran to call a nurse. When she came back, her daughter had swollen lips, swollen eyelids and swollen hands.
This is how an allergy to Asparaginase manifested itself. Therapy had to be interrupted for a short time. But soon the necessary 3 packs of Erwinase were bought in March 2011, thanks to the support of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, and Kristina’s treatment could be continued.