chronic leukemia

(redirected from Chronic leukaemia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Chronic leukaemia: chronic leukemia

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
There were 37 patients of acute leukaemia while the chronic leukaemias accounted for the rest of 30 cases.
Meanwhile chronic leukaemias begin slowly with a gradual feeling of tiredness.
The chronic leukaemia form usually develops slowly while the acute variety can progress very rapidly.
Known as MONOCLE, the Phase II trial is set to examine the efficacy of the drug tefinostat, in addition to investigating any myelomonocytic side effects that may arise in patients with chronic leukaemia (CMML).
Acute leukaemia, in which the symptoms develop rapidly, and chronic leukaemia, in which symptoms may take several years to develop.
Without an appropriate treatment, Alan, who suffers chronic leukaemia with weakened bones, may only survive another year.
The bad news was the tests showed I had a second type of chronic leukaemia.
There are two main types of leukaemia, acute leukaemia and chronic leukaemia.