Post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia can co-exist with complex cytogenetic abnormalities.
Summary of "Post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia can co-exist with complex cytogenetic abnormalities."
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Hematology Laboratory, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Name: Leukemia research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20655587
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leukres.2010.06.028
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative disease characterized by monocytosis, increased monocytes in the bone marrow, variable degrees of dysplasia, but an absence of immature granulocytes in the blood.
A chronic leukemia characterized by a large number of circulating prolymphocytes. It can arise spontaneously or as a consequence of transformation of CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA.
A chronic leukemia characterized by abnormal B-lymphocytes and often generalized lymphadenopathy. In patients presenting predominately with blood and bone marrow involvement it is called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); in those predominately with enlarged lymph nodes it is called small lymphocytic lymphoma. These terms represent spectrums of the same disease.
A myeloproliferative disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by abnormal proliferation of all hematopoietic bone marrow elements and an absolute increase in red cell mass and total blood volume, associated frequently with splenomegaly, leukocytosis, and thrombocythemia. Hematopoiesis is also reactive in extramedullary sites (liver and spleen). In time myelofibrosis occurs.
The phase of chronic myeloid leukemia following the chronic phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, CHRONIC-PHASE), where there are increased systemic symptoms, worsening cytopenias, and refractory LEUKOCYTOSIS.