Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia

Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
Classification and external resources
MeSH D015465

Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia is a phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia in which the disease is progressing.[1] In this phase, 10-19 % of the cells in the blood and bone marrow are blast cells (immature blood cells).In accelerated phase, Leukemia cells grow quickly and common symptoms include fever, bone pain, swollen spleen, etc.[2] Prognosis is very poor once chronic myelogenous leukemia reaches the accelerated phase-it behaves similary to acute myeloid leukemia.Patients treated with imatinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib have shown meaningful rates of hematologic and cytogenetic response.[3]

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External links

  • Accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia entry in the public domain NCI Cancer Dictionary


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