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Leukaemia Notes

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Leukaemia Unregulated proliferation of a clone of immature blood cells Aetiology
- Chromosomal abnormalities o Translocations
? Philadelphia chromosome found in 95% of CML
? Translocation between 9 + 22
? Involves bcr-abl genePredisposing factors o Radiation exposure o Previous chemotherapy (especially alkylating agents) o Exposure to benzenes o Down syndrome

Classification Leukaemia Acute Myeloid Lymphoblastic Lymphocytic

Chronic Myeloid

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