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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

Other than time of onset, what's the difference between an acute leukemia and a chronic leukemia?

Are there any major differences to look for in looking at peripheral blood and bone marrow smears that detect a major difference?

Oh and I already know the difference in lymphocytic vs. myeloid by the way..thanks :)

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Thank you. THAT'S what I was looking for!

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    Acute forms of leukemias signify rapidly progressing diseases with a predominance of highly immature cell-forms or blasts as opposed to chronic leukemias which denote slowly progressing diseases with greater cell numbers and with more mature rather than immature cells present in the peripheral blood.

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