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myeloid leukemia

Any of several forms of leukemia characterized by the proliferation of myeloid cells, especially granulocytes, and usually categorized into acute forms (acute myeloid leukemia) and chronic forms (chronic myelogenous leukemia). Also called granulocytic leukemia.

myeloid leukemia


1. pertaining to, derived from or resembling bone marrow.
2. pertaining to the spinal cord.
3. having the appearance of myelocytes, but not derived from bone marrow.

myeloid:erythroid (M:E) ratio
the ratio of myeloid to erythroid cells found in an examination of the bone marrow; provides an assessment of bone marrow activity.
myeloid leukemia
see myelocytic leukemia.
myeloid leukosis
myeloid metaplasia
hyperplasia of the bone marrow, with erythroid phthisis and compensatory splenomegaly and sometimes hepatomegaly. It is usually succeeded by bone marrow fibrosis and sclerosis. The initiating cause is usually not apparent.
myeloid tissue
red bone marrow.

Patient discussion about myeloid leukemia

Q. Are there any specific treatments for acute myeloid leukemia caused by myelofibrosis? My husband was diagnosed with these conditions. His oncologist believes his AML was caused by his myelofibrosis. (scarring of the bone marrow) This was shown on his bone marrow biopsy. Myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative disorder. Meaning certain blood components, such as WBCs, RBCs, platelets increase significantly in the marrow.

A. Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I'll see about inquiring his oncologists.

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