Saturday, January 31, 2015

Study group discussion: Difference between acute myelogenous leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia

Good morning everyone! Just about to start studying some haematology. I can't seem to differentiate between acute and chronic myeloid leukemias.

The number of blast cells help you differentiate on blood smear! Blasts cells are present in acute myelogenous leukemia and are absent in chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Philadelphia chromosome too.

Ph +ve or -ve

The philadelphia chromosome in chronic, right?


But there are some CML's without the chromosome.

The major difference in AML and CML is the mortality.
Death in AML occurs in 2 months is not treated, whereas in CML, it prolongs to 4-5 years.

CML has three phases..Chronic, accelerated and blast transformation.
In blast transformation, the patient's profile converts to AML and the prognosis is grave.

Basophilia in CML, classically.

Auer rods are characteristic of AML.

Most prominent cells in CML are myelocytes and metamyelocytes.

Thanks for the help everyone :)

AML is of seven types.

Study links!


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