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What is Acute promyelocytic leukemia?

What is Acute promyelocytic leukemia?

  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia: A rare bone marrow cancer characterized by a lack of mature blood cells and excessive amounts of immature blood cells (promyelocytes).

Acute promyelocytic leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute promyelocytic leukemia, or a subtype of Acute promyelocytic leukemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Acute promyelocytic leukemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Acute promyelocytic leukemia: Introduction

Types of Acute promyelocytic leukemia:

Broader types of Acute promyelocytic leukemia:

What causes Acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Causes of Acute promyelocytic leukemia: see causes of Acute promyelocytic leukemia

What are the symptoms of Acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Symptoms of Acute promyelocytic leukemia: see symptoms of Acute promyelocytic leukemia

Can anyone else get Acute promyelocytic leukemia?

More information: see contagiousness of Acute promyelocytic leukemia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Acute promyelocytic leukemia

Acute promyelocytic leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute promyelocytic leukemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute promyelocytic leukemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Treatments for Acute promyelocytic leukemia: see treatments for Acute promyelocytic leukemia
Research for Acute promyelocytic leukemia: see research for Acute promyelocytic leukemia

Name of Acute promyelocytic leukemia

Main name of condition: Acute promyelocytic leukemia

 

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