The classification of leukaemia

Wendy N. Erber

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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The classification of leukaemia

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Leukaemia is a malignant neoplasm of haematopoietic cells originating in the marrow and spreading to the blood and other tissues, such as the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. The characteristic feature of the neoplastic cells is that they retain the ability to proliferate but fail to differentiate normally into functional haematopoietic cells. This results in replacement of the normal bone marrow by the leukaemic cells....

Chapter.  5405 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Haematology

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