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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Introduction

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Cancer of the white blood cells. Precursors to white blood cells are called blasts and are made by the bone marrow but in ALL the blasts are abnormal and do not develop into lymphocytes. Instead, the abnormal blasts or leukemic cells multiply rapidly and reduce the level of other types of blood cells such as red blood cells and platelets. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Treatments for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Deaths

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Complications

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Causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Clinical Trials for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Definitions of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia:

Leukemia with an acute onset, characterized by the presence of lymphoblasts or Burkitt cells in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood. It includes the precursor B lymphoblastic leukemia, precursor T lymphoblastic leukemia, and Burkitt's leukemia. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast-like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood; most common in children - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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