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Hairy cell leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia: Introduction

Hairy cell leukemia: A chronic leukemia which causes an excess of abnormal mononuclear cells which appear hair like under microscopy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hairy cell leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Hairy cell leukemia

Treatments for Hairy cell leukemia

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Causes of Hairy cell leukemia

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Disease Topics Related To Hairy cell leukemia

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Hairy cell leukemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hairy cell leukemia

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Hairy cell leukemia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hairy cell leukemia

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Clinical Trials for Hairy cell leukemia

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Definitions of Hairy cell leukemia:

Hairy cell leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hairy cell leukemia, or a subtype of Hairy cell 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 Hairy cell leukemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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