Leukemia - Learning Issue: Leukemia-MH I apologize for the...

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Learning Issue: Leukemia-MH I apologize for the copy and paste, but was short on time due to AIU. If anyone would like me to revise this I would be glad to another time. In addition, it is a large topic, and we could benefit by looking over the resource. Definition: Leukemias are a group of heterogeneous neoplastic disorders of white blood cells. Based on their origin, myeloid or lymphoid, they can be divided into 2 types. Leukemias traditionally have been designated as acute or chronic, based on their untreated course o Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a group of neoplastic disorders of the hematopoietic precursor cells of the bone marrow. Acute leukemias usually present with hemorrhage, anemia, infection, or infiltration of organs o Chronic myelogenous (CML ) is is characterized by an uncontrolled proliferation of granulocytes. An accompanying proliferation of erythroid cells and megakaryocytes is usually present. Many patients are asymptomatic but may present with splenomegaly, weight loss, malaise, bleeding, or thrombosis. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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