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The classification of leukaemia 

The classification of leukaemia
The classification of leukaemia

Wendy N. Erber


July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 16 October 2021

Leukaemia is a malignant neoplasm of haematopoietic cells originating in the marrow and spreading to the blood and other tissues, such as the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. The characteristic feature of the neoplastic cells is that they retain the ability to proliferate but fail to differentiate normally into functional haematopoietic cells. This results in replacement of the normal bone marrow by the leukaemic cells....

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