chronic leukemia


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chronic leukemia

[′krän·ik lü′kēm·e·ə]
(medicine)
A leukemia in which the life expectancy is prolonged; leukemias are classified as to acute or chronic, and according to the predominant cell type; the life expectancy is highly variable depending on the latter.
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The patients with pemphigus, compared with the control group, had a significantly higher prevalence of chronic leukemia (0.
The chronic leukemias can also occur in the two main white blood cell branches--lymphoid (CLL) or myeloid (CML) cells.
Trends in Survival Rates after Allogeneic Stem-Cell Transplantation for Acute and Chronic Leukemia by Ethnicity in the United States and Canada .
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Likewise, Behcet's syndrome has been described in the setting of acute and chronic leukemia.
In chronic leukemia, the cells mature more but not completely, and they live longer than they would normally.
Bekassy AN, Hermans J, Gorin NC, Gratwohl A, for the Acute and Chronic Leukemia Working Parties of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
ARIAD reports patients with chronic leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma who have undergone allogeneic BMT, but have relapsed, will be the first patients entered into the trial.
Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is an unusual and rare form of chronic leukemia, and only a few well documented cases are reported.
But he cannot go to the West Bank and Gaza because he suffers from chronic leukemia.
Our patient depicts a case of chronic leukemia of myeloid lineage with a rapidly increasing WBC, dyspnea, and essentially clear lung fields on chest radiography, ie, a constellation of findings most characteristic of early stage leukostasis syndrome.