H. PHILLIP KOEFFLER, M.D.
The marriage of cytogenetics and molecular biology has resulted in major advances in our understanding of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. These technologies reveal a number of clearly recognizable syndromes of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. This review describes the salient features of several of these syndromes: acute myelomonocytic leukemia with abnormal eosinophils; acute nonlymphocytic leukemia with 11q abnormalities [biphenotypic leukemia with t(4;11); and acute monocytic leukemia with t(9;11)]; acute nonlymphocytic leukemia with t(8;21); acute promyelocytic leukemia; acute nonlymphocytic leukemia with normal or elevated platelet counts and rearranged 3q21 and 3q26; and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia with increased basophils and t(6;9). The pathogenesis of therapy-related leukemias is discussed also.
KOEFFLER HP. Syndromes of Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:748–758. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-748
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):748-758.
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