what is Acute Monomyelocytic Leukemia?

its a diseace. thats all i know

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Leukemia is cancer of the blood-forming organs, including the bone marrow, the spleen, and the lymph nodes. When leukemia strikes, the body starts producing a vast number of immature cells that do not mature or perform their proper functions. They also interfere with the production of the correct proportion of red cells, white cells, and platelets.

    The type of leukemia depends on the type of cell involved. The two major types are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), which is often used to classify the other less common types of acute leukemia such as acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), acute monomyelocytic leukemia (AMML), acute monocytic leukemia (AMOL), and acute erythrocytic leukemia (AEL).

    ALL: In 80% of childhood leukemia, the lymphocyte production goes haywire, leading to the form of leukemia called acute lymphocytic or lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The lymphoblasts (or blasts) stay immature, reproducing when they should not and crowding the bone marrow so that normal cells do not have enough room to multiply and mature. Eighty percent of all ALL is seen in children, with more boys than girls affected. The incidence peaks in late infancy, preschool years, and around puberty. Forty percent of the cases are in children between the ages of 3 and 5.

    ANLL: This type of leukemia accounts for nearly 20% of leukemia in children. Unlike ALL, there is no age at which ANLL peaks in children. Its incidence increases with age, from childhood through adolescence and young adulthood to middle age, dropping off after the age of 65.

  • 1 decade ago

    this is a Leukemia.

    more specifically: acute leukemia

    more specificlly: acute myeloid leukemia: arise in special White cells called MYELOcytes.

    more specifically its acute myelo-monocytic leukemia(the cells are MONOcytic i.e. having 1 neuclues & are large white cells)

    This is also called M3-AML.

    This special kind of leukemia can be rapidly fatal as it causes massive bleeding but also may respond quickly to treatment with Vitamine-A (how interesting).

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