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leukaemia

(esp US), leukemia
an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc., and suppress the blood-forming apparatus
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To classify leukaemias and subtype acute leukaemias with the help of cytochemistry according to French American British (FAB) Classification.
To study the cytomorphology of the various types of leukaemias.
Acute lymphoblastic (ALL), acute myeloid (AML), chronic lymphocytic (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), are the four most commonly diagnosed leukaemias.
It is responsible for up to 80% of acute leukaemias in adults with slight male preponderance.
These cancers, which include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, occur when the production of new blood cells gets out of balance, for example if the body produces an overabundance of white blood cells.
Chronic leukaemias are; chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and chronic lypmphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
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DEADLY leukaemia can be tackled by "taming" rogue blood cells that fuel the disease, research has shown.
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"And lessons learned from how to successfully treat it are being carried into other leukaemias and cancers.
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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.