BIO 316 Presentation - Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) (AML) Presented by Judi McCarter
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Clinical Overview Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of four types of leukemia. AML is cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow). Normal bone marrow produces red cells, white cells, and platelets. AML causes bone marrow to produce too many immature white blood cells (blast cells). Suppresses normal blood cell production. Anemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia
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Clinical Overview AML is acquired from genetic damage to the DNA of a single cell in the bone marrow; resulting in malignancy. Diagnosed by clinical laboratory tests performed on blood and bone marrow. Primarily affects adults and children younger than one year old. Incidence is 2.5 out of 100,000 people.
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Signs and Symptoms Fatigue Shortness of breath on exertion Easy bruising Petechiae Bleeding in the nose or from the gums Prolonged bleeding from minor cuts Recurrent minor infections or poor healing of minor cuts Loss of appetite or weight loss Mild fever
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11,920 new cases expected in U.S. in 2004
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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BIO 316 Presentation - Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) - ACUTE...

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