Acute Erythroid Leukemia– A Hematological review of 5 cases in a tertiary care centre

Nayak, Deepak M and Manohar, Chethan and Belurkar, Sushma V and Rai, Nidhi and Khanna, Ruchee (2014) Acute Erythroid Leukemia– A Hematological review of 5 cases in a tertiary care centre. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 4 (3). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2250-3153

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Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AML M6) is a rare form of acute leukemia. Aims and Objectives: To retrospectively evaluate 5 cases of acute erythroid leukemia reported in the department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal and analyze their clinico-hematological features with the available literature. Materials and Methods: Case records of the 5 patients with acute erythroid leukemia, diagnosed between January 2009 and December 2012 were reviewed. Clinical details were noted and slides were reviewed. Results: The mean age was 43.8years (range: 12-72). Male: female ratio of 3:2. Mean duration of symptoms in the present series was 6.4 weeks. Cytogenetics available in 2 cases, were normal. Pancytopenia was seen in 4 of the 5 cases. 4 cases were typed as AML –M6a or erythroleukemia (erythroid/myeloid) while one solitary case was of pure erythroid leukemia. Conclusion: The features of AML M6 are different from those reported in similar studies thus far.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute Erythroid Leukemia; AML M6; clinico-hematological feature.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2014 10:14
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2014 10:14

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