Acute promyelocytic leukemia
Other Names for this Disease
- Acute myeloblastic leukemia type 3
- Acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12);(PML/RARalpha) and variants
- AML with t(15;17)(q22;q12);(PML/RARalpha) and variants
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acute myeloid leukemia in which there are too many immature blood-forming cells in the blood and bone marrow. It is usually marked by a translocation of chromosomes 15 and 17. Acute promyelocytic leukemia usually occurs in middle-aged adults. Symptoms may include both bleeding and forming blood clots.Acute promyelocytic leukemia is an aggressive type of
Last updated: 6/23/2011
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