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Acute myeloid leukaemia

Definition: A clonal expansion of myeloid blasts in the bone marrow, blood or other tissues. The classification of acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) encompasses four major categories: 1) AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities 2) AML with multilineage dysplasia 3) Therapy-related AML 4) AML not otherwise categorized. The required bone marrow or peripheral blood blast percentage for the diagnosis of AML has been recently reduced from 30% (French-American-British [FAB] classification) to 20% (WHO classification). (WHO, 2001)

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): acute myeloid leukemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, ANLL, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukaemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemias, acute myelocytic leukemia, acute non- lymphocytic leukemia, Acute myeloblastic leukaemia, acute non lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemias, acute myelocytic leukaemia

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