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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Bone marrow aspirate from someone with ALL
Synonyms
Synonyms
Acute lymphoblastic (or lymphoid, lymphocytic) leuk(a)emia
MeSH D054198
ICD-9

204.0

ICD-10

C91.0

Medscape Reference

Medscape Reference
Adult Paediatric
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Presentation
DDx
Workup
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Overview
Presentation
DDx
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Treatment
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MedlinePlus

000541

Patient.co.uk

Professional Reference
Patient Reference

OMIM

613065, 613067

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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is an acute (short-term, as it is fast-growing) leukaemia that arises from the precursor lymphoid cells (pre-B/T cells, also known as lymphoblasts) of the bone marrow and is the single most common childhood cancer, accounting for some 30% of all childhood malignancies.[1] The vast majority of ALL cases arise from B-cells and occur in children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, although some arise from T-cells (which usually occurs in adolescent boys and affects their thymus gland) and some arise in adults.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kumar, V; Abbas, AK; Aster, AC (July 2014). "Chapter 13. Diseases of White Blood Cells, Lymph Nodes, Spleen, and Thymus". Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 9e. Philadelphia, USA: Saunders. p. 590. ISBN 978-0-8089-2450-0. 

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