Acute Leukaemia


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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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Immunophenotyping of the patients suspected to have acute leukaemia was done.
In 2008 WHO classification, bilinear and biphenotypic acute leukaemias were grouped together under a new heading, Mixed Phenotypic Acute Leukaemia (MPAL).
Conclusion: Acute leukaemias were more prevalent than chronic leukaemias.
For the innovators of novel and efficacious pharmacotherapy, commercial opportunities within the acute leukaemia market are rife.
In 3 patients with acute leukaemia, 2 had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and one had acute myeloid leukaemia.
Total 81 cases of acute leukaemia were studied, out of total 81 (100%) cases of acute leukaemia, 37 (45.
ASTON Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov appears to be winning his fight to overcome acute leukaemia after the club confirmed the midfielder is in remission.
BATTLING Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov took a giant step in his fight against acute leukaemia after it was revealed he is in remission.
ASTON VILLA manager Alex McLeish revealed STILIYAN PETROV "couldn't wait to get started" after beginning treatment for acute leukaemia at a London hospital yesterday.
Summary: Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov will start his treatment for acute leukaemia on Monday.
There are two main types of acute leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL).
In January this year, he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia at Llandough Hospital in the Vale of Glamorgan, and was later transferred for specialist care at Holme Tower in Penarth.

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