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What is Blast crisis?

What is Blast crisis?

  • Blast crisis: The final phase of chronic myeloid leukemia which has a high mortality rate. Myeloid leukemia is a form of cancer where the bone marrow makes too many myeloid cells (granulocytes and their precursors) in the bone marrow which accumulates in the blood and eventually invades various parts of the body. The three phases of the condition are the chronic phase, aggressive phase and finally the blast crisis. A blast crisis is occurs when over 30% of the cells in the blood or bone marrow are immature blood cells (blast cells). Patients in the final stage of leukemia are more prone to relapses following treatment.

Blast crisis: Introduction

Types of Blast crisis:

Broader types of Blast crisis:

How serious is Blast crisis?

Complications of Blast crisis: see complications of Blast crisis

What causes Blast crisis?

Causes of Blast crisis: see causes of Blast crisis

What are the symptoms of Blast crisis?

Symptoms of Blast crisis: see symptoms of Blast crisis

Complications of Blast crisis: see complications of Blast crisis

Blast crisis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blast crisis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Blast crisis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blast crisis: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blast crisis.
Treatments for Blast crisis: see treatments for Blast crisis
Research for Blast crisis: see research for Blast crisis

Name of Blast crisis

Main name of condition: Blast crisis


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