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Acute myeloid leukemia

Disease definition

A group of neoplasms arising from precursor cells committed to the myeloid cell-line differentiation. All of them are characterized by clonal expansion of myeloid blasts. They manifest by fever, pallor, anemia, hemorrhages and recurrent infections.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • AML
    • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: C92.0
  • OMIM: 601626
  • UMLS: C0023467  C1879321
  • MeSH: D015470
  • GARD: 12757
  • MedDRA: 10000880

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