The case of a 28 year old woman with chronic myelocytic leukemia, who conceived while under treatment with busulfan, is reported.
Pregnancy, delivery, and the infant were normal. The child died one month later of a Staphylococcus infection. Autopsy disclosed a few minor and commonplace anomalies which the authors believe cannot reasonably be attributed to busulfan.
A review of the literature on pregnancy and leukemia is cited.