Acute Leukaemia


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Related to Acute Leukaemia: Acute myeloid leukaemia, Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Acute Leukaemia

A rapidly progressive malignancy of sudden onset, which is characterised by an uncontrolled clonal proliferation of immature white cells, which replace bone marrow and spill into the peripheral blood.
Clinical findings, acute lymphocytic leukaemia Generalised malaise and fatigue, anaemia, fever, weight loss, anorexia, bruising, bone and joint pain, dyspnoea, increased infections.
Clinical findings, acute myeloid leukaemia Generalised malaise and fatigue, anaemia, fever, weight loss, anorexia, bruising, petechiae, bone and joint pain, dyspnoea, increased infections.
Lab Pancytopaenia with circulating blasts, hyperuricaemia. 
Prognosis Untreated acute leukaemia may be fatal in weeks to months.
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Morphologically if a case of acute leukaemia has the cytological feature of ALL-L1 then it is highly likely that it does represent ALL (6).
The number of abnormal cells increases less rapidly than it does in acute leukaemia, so the disease gets worse more slowly.
For the innovators of novel and efficacious pharmacotherapy, commercial opportunities within the acute leukaemia market are rife.
A statement released by Villa said: "It is with great delight the club can confirm that Stan's acute leukaemia is in remission.
Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov will start his treatment for acute leukaemia on Monday after the club confirmed he was suffering from the illness.
Goalkeeper Shay Given wrote: "In shock about Stiliyan Petrov acute leukaemia but we are all here for him and his family.
Coroner Dr Lawrence Addicott said the precise cause of death was acute leukaemia but added: "I feel there is enough evidence to record a cause of death of industrial disease.
Clofarabine is currently under evaluation by the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute leukaemia in children.
His agent John Miles said yesterday: "Terry had fought for about nine months 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.
Josh's brother Jordan was diagnosed with acute leukaemia at just 10 weeks old, but is now cured.
Svetla Sredkova was said to have collapsed days after it emerged that the Bulgarian father-of-two was fighting acute leukaemia.

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