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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cytochemical staining and flow cytometry methods applied to the diagnosis of acute leukaemia in the pediatric population: an assessment of relative usefulness.
Risk factors and primary prevention of acute leukaemia. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2006; 7: 515-7.
Samples from patients of acute leukaemia on initial workup of either gender or age were included.
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Ophthalmic manifestations of acute leukaemias: the ophthalmologist's role.
The present study revealed that 80% of patients had acute leukaemia while 20% had chronic leukaemia (Table 1).
ASTON Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, who has been suffering from acute leukaemia, has announced his retirement from football.
Lennon has remained close friends with Petrov since the Bulgarian departed for Villa in 2006 and saluted his strength in his battle against acute leukaemia. Petrov is now in remission.
His agent John Miles said Mr Nutkins died at home in Scotland on Thursday, adding: "He had fought for about nine months or so with acute leukaemia."
? ASTON VILLA skipper Stiliyan Petrov appears to be winning his fight to overcome acute leukaemia after the club confirmed the midfielder is in remission.
In a season dogged by race controversies, players, fans and administrators alike have joined as one to send goodwill to Muamba after he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton, and to Aston Villa captain Petrov who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
The AML cases that cannot be distinguished by morphology and cytochemistry, specifically MO and M7, for which the presence of myeloid dysplasia in the former and the cytoplasmic blebs in the latter may give a hint for the probable diagnosis, however there is still the need for more positive diagnostic technique and as the flow cytometry immunophenotyping is not available then the use of a limited number of CD markers study by immunohistochemistry to identify the lineage of acute leukaemia is the option, these include CD33, anti-myeloperoxidase and CD41.

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