Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Auer Rods

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a malignant proliferation of myeloblasts in the blood and bone marrow. The hematopoietic precursors are arrested in an early stage of development. Most AML subtypes are distinguished from other related blood disorders by the presence of more than 20% blasts in the bone marrow. The disease is commonest in the middle-aged and elderly. Clinical Features: Although the onset […]

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a malignant proliferation of lymphoblasts in the blood and bone marrow. The disease is usually rapidly progressive if untreated. The incidence of ALL peaks in childhood and then remains relatively constant at lower levels throughout adult life. Two-thirds of all ALL cases occur in children, with a peak incidence at age 2 to 5 years; […]

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