acute leukemia

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acute leukemia

[ə′kyüt lü′kē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A severe blood disorder characterized by rapid onset and progress, with anemia and hemorrhagic manifestations; immature forms of leukocytes are predominant.
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Samples from patients of acute leukaemia on initial workup of either gender or age were included.
Pregnancy itself does not alter the course of acute leukaemia, but urgent chemotherapy is essential to improve the outcome.
Later, the European Group for the Immunological Characterisation of Leukaemias (EGIL) proposed an immunological classification and characterisation of acute leukaemias, including a definition for biphenotypic acute leukaemia in 1995 and was later integrated in the 2001 WHO classification.
The present study revealed that 80% of patients had acute leukaemia while 20% had chronic leukaemia (Table 1).
Morphologically if a case of acute leukaemia has the cytological feature of ALL-L1 then it is highly likely that it does represent ALL (6).
The number of abnormal cells increases less rapidly than it does in acute leukaemia, so the disease gets worse more slowly.
While existing treatment strategies for adult acute leukaemia may yield satisfactory remission- induction rates, a major clinical concern is the high rate of disease relapse despite attempts to optimize post-remission consolidation therapy.
Known causes of pancytopenia include aplastic anaemia (AA), acute leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), bone marrow infiltration by lymphoma, solid tumours, fibrosis or granulomas, megaloblastic anaemia (MA) and hypersplenism1.
Bone marrow aspirate and peripheral blood smear samples from patients of all age groups who presented with clinical features and abnormal haematological findings suggestive of acute leukaemia were included in the study.
The Villa gaffer returned to the pitch after full-time with his ex-Celtic team-mate who this month announced his retirement after a battle with acute leukaemia.
Midfielder Petrov, 33, was diagnosed with acute leukaemia 14 months ago.
ASTON VILLA: Club captain Stiliyan Petrov has spoken publicly for the first time since it was confirmed his acute leukaemia was in remission and thanked fans for their support.

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