aleukaemic leukaemia

aleukaemic leukaemia

Dermatology
Aleukaemic leukaemia cutis, see there.
 
Haematology
(1) Myelodysplastic syndrome, see there.
(2) A variant of acute leukaemia, where the peripheral blood reveals pancytopenia and few discernible blast cells on peripheral blood smears; leukaemic cells are seen only by a bone marrow biopsy.

Aleukaemic leukaemia is uncommon and histologically slotted into the non-lymphocytic, non-myeloid and non-monocytic category by the ICD-O code; cases of aleukaemic leukaemia and aleukaemic myelosis may be subsumed under myelodysplastic syndrome

aleukaemic leukaemia

A kind of CANCER of the blood, in which abnormal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, but do not appear in the blood.