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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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Mr Hughes, who recorded a verdict of death by acute leukaemia, said: ``We really do share in your feelings of grief and we have left no stone unturned in an attempt to explain this terrible, mind-numbing tragedy, but the loss of a young boy in this way is very difficult to come to terms with.
Bioenvision is currently conducting further clinical studies with clofarabine throughout Europe, in refractory/relapsed paediatric acute leukaemia and in adult acute myeloid leukaemia.
The Bulgarian is undergoing treatment for acute leukaemia after being diagnosed with the illness last week.
So yesterday's shock news that the Aston Villa captain has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia has rocked the football club.
In 1987, Carreras was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and given just a 10pc chance of surviving.
In addition, Bioenvision has commenced large-scale clinical trials of clofarabine as first line therapy in adult acute leukaemia and in refractory/relapsed pediatric acute leukemia in Europe.
ASTON Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov begins treatment in a London hospital today after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
About 200 people in their 30s are diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year and Prof Bunce said: "Thirty-two is a young age to develop acute leukaemia.
STILIYAN Petrov has pledged to beat acute leukaemia - with Aston Villa and the football world coming together to pray for the club captain.
Advances in conventional treatment mean only a few patients with acute leukaemia will ever need cord blood.
A CHARITY football tournament is being held in memory of a West Midlands Police sergeant who died suddenly of acute leukaemia.

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