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14911_Introduction to Leukemia

14911_Introduction to Leukemia

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Introduction to Leukemia
 Definition
 Historic Perspective
 Etiology and Risk Factors
 Incidence
 Classification
 Comparison of Acute and Chronic Leukemia
 
Leukemia
Definition
Leukemia is a malignant disease of hematopoietic tissue characterized by the accumulation abnormal white cells (neoplastic or leukemic) in the bone marrow leading to bone marrow failure, a raised circulating white cell count (leukocytosis) and infiltrate organs (e.g liver, spleen, lymph nodes,  brain)
 
 
Leukemia
 
Historic Perspective
1945
The initial description of leukemia as a clinical entity was made by Bennett in Scotland and in Germany.

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