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Acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia: Introduction

Acute myeloid leukemia: A form of rapidly progressing blood cancer resulting in the rapid proliferation of granulocytes and monocytes, red blood cells and platelets. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute myeloid leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia

Treatments for Acute myeloid leukemia

  • Treatment dependant on patients age and condition at time of diagnosis as older patients and those in poor health may not tolerate chemotherapy well. Cytogenetics also dictate which type of treatment is best
  • Patients under 60 are generally offered intensive treatment
  • Patients older than sixty may be offered low intensity chemotherapy or supportive care which focuses on keeping the patient as comfortable as possible
  • Chemotherapy
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Acute myeloid leukemia

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Acute myeloid leukemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Acute myeloid leukemia

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Definitions of Acute myeloid leukemia:

A clonal expansion of myeloid blasts in the bone marrow, blood or other tissues. The classification of acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) encompasses four major categories: 1) AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities 2) AML with multilineage dysplasia 3) Therapy-related AML 4) AML not otherwise categorized. The required bone marrow or peripheral blood blast percentage for the diagnosis of AML has been recently reduced from 30% (French-American-British [FAB] classification) to 20% (WHO classification). (WHO, 2001) -- 2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes; most common in adolescents and young adults - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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