What is acute leukemia? Well, it’s a condition where the hematopoietic stem cells in the body become abnormal and accumulate in the bone marrow and blood serum. Acute leukemia can be split into two types, either myeloid or lymphoblastic, depending on the lineage of the hematopoietic stem cell. This video discusses the pathophysiology and major clinical signs and symptoms.
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Histology by Dypdal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_lymphoblastic_leukemia#/media/File:Acute_leukemia-ALL.jpg
Histology by Paulo Mourao – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auer_rod#/media/File:Myeloblast_with_Auer_rod_smear_2010-01-27.JPG
Image by Doc James – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_myeloid_leukemia#/media/File:AMLCase-66.jpg