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LEUKEMIA REFERS TO A GROUP OF MALIGNANT CONDITIONS THAT INVOLVE WITH THE OVERPRODUCTION OF WBC’S IN THE BONE MARROW

THERE ARE DIFF. TYPES OF LEUKEMIA AND THE TYPES OF LEUKEMIA ARE CLASSIFIED BY THE SPECIFIC PATHWAY FROM WHICH THE ABNORMAL CELLS DEVELOP AND WHETHER THE CONDITION OF THE PATIENT IS EITHER ACUTE OR CHRONIC.

ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML)
AML IS USUALLY DISEASE THAT OCCUR IN OLDER ADULTS.

CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA (CML)
CML OCCURS IN ADULTS OVER 50 YRS. OLD

ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (ALL)
IS USUALLY MORE COMMON IN CHILDREN

CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (CLL)
CLL IS MORE PREVALENT OCCURS MORE IN OLDER THAN 50, WHITE POPULATION

 

Acute Leukemia

Assessment:

GI Manifestations:

  • Anorexia
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Weight Loss

Renal Manifestations:

  • Hematuria

Neurological Manifestations:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

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