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Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Acute: Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal. The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.". ...Read more

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Help! what is acute lymphocytic leukemia in a chronic stage?

Help! what is acute lymphocytic leukemia in a chronic stage?

I believe you have: These diagnoses confused. Chronic leukemias display an elevated # of wbcs with morphologic and functional features similar to the mature cells of that lineage (lymphoid-cll vs myeloid-cml). Think of it as not turning off the spigot when the bucket is full. Acute leukemias have features of immature cells for a lineage (aml vs all). Acute leukemias can arise from chronic ones. This is blast crisis. ...Read more

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Acute or chronic sciatica,what is the difference?

Acute or chronic sciatica,what is the difference?

Acute: Is generally anything 3 months or less. Chronic tends to refer to things that are longer than 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic leukemia to turn into acute leukemia?

Is it possible for chronic leukemia to turn into acute leukemia?

Yes: Yes, chronic leukemias, usually after a relatively long period of evolution, may turn into an accelerated phase, sometimes called "blast" phase, which is equivalent with acute leukemia. This transformation indicates accelerated progression. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depend: Both diseases could be fatal depending on patient has other medical conditions or not because it involving two vital organs - lung and kidney. You will die without either one. ...Read more

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What is acute vs chronic pancreatitis?

What is acute vs chronic pancreatitis?

Temporary vs.: Permanent damage. Both are mostly due to alcohol abuse and gall stones. Acute pancreatitis may resolve without permanent damage to the organ, whereas chronic pancreatitis by definition is diagnosed when there is permanent damage to the organ. ...Read more

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Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia: is it autosomal or sex linked?

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Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia: is it autosomal or sex linked?

See below...: Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia does not exist. It's either chronic lymphocytic leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. None demonstrates autosomal or sex-linked transmission, at least not conclusively proven yet. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Chronic: Check for underlying nasal congestion , postnasal drip which can secondarily lead to swollen irritated eyelids. Along with topical meds, a trial of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is worthwhile if there are nasal or sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

Nature: Acute means urgent require treatment right away. Chronic likely present fora while and may not require treatment urgently. ...Read more

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Help! what is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

Help! what is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

It involves Chemothe: Typical treatment for acute leukemia requires admission to the hospital for chemotherapy which can make you sick and cause infections. So, most patients end up in the hospital for several weeks to begin with till their leukemia goe sinto a remission which is early benefit of an effective chemotherpy which is the case in half to 2/3 of the cases. Young adults do much better than the old(>60 yrs). ...Read more

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How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

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Can infection or drug induced  leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

Self-limited: If the problem is from an infection or drug, one would expect the problem to subside within months after the infection has been eradicated or the drug eliminated. Most cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are presumed to be of an autoimmune nature however. ...Read more

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Is there are a relationship between acute leukemia and chronic leukemia?

Is there are a relationship between acute leukemia and chronic leukemia?

From bone marrow: Both originate from an early stem cell found in the bone marrow although the more mature lymphocytes later spend most of their life span outside of the bone marrow in lymph nodes, thymus and spleen. ...Read more

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Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal?  How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as cancer or COPD, of course. ...Read more

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What does "acute" mean? Eg acute tonsillitis

What does "acute" mean? Eg acute tonsillitis

Acute=new: An acute condition is one that has recently developed, vs. chronic meaning long standing. ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelonephritis means that condition is not acute but has been smouldring for a while. it damages the kidneys and it cannot be reversed ...Read more

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Is cryofibrinogenemia a chronic condition that persists over a lifetime, flaring and remitting? Or does it resolve?

It can but depends: We would like to know why you have it. That is the data we need to help you. It can be present for different reasons. - some longer term than others. ...Read more

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Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Acute: Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal. The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.". ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic leukemia to turn into acute leukemia?

Yes: Yes, chronic leukemias, usually after a relatively long period of evolution, may turn into an accelerated phase, sometimes called "blast" phase, which is equivalent with acute leukemia. This transformation indicates accelerated progression. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

Nature: Acute means urgent require treatment right away. Chronic likely present fora while and may not require treatment urgently. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with a form of chronic leukemia can it change to an acute leukemia?

I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with a form of chronic leukemia can it change to an acute leukemia?

Yes, sometimes: There are two separate types of chronic leukemia;these go by the names CML and cll. They follow a separate course and can have a long course of disease. CML often ends up as acute leukemia(called blastic change which is a type of acute leukemia bearing poor survival once this transformation has taken place. Fortunately the risk of this happening is much reduced with the modern treatments for cml. ...Read more

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Is there are a relationship between acute leukemia and chronic leukemia?

From bone marrow: Both originate from an early stem cell found in the bone marrow although the more mature lymphocytes later spend most of their life span outside of the bone marrow in lymph nodes, thymus and spleen. ...Read more

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What is acute leukemia?

It is a disease: Acute leukemia is a blood disorder where white cells are not formed normally. It has excellent treatment available now. ...Read more

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How is acute leukemia cured?

Multiple ways: Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases. In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acute leukemia twice?

Is it possible to have acute leukemia twice?

Well, yes...: Sometimes the same leukemia can come back, sometimes you can have 2 different types of leukemia. ...Read more

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How do you discover someone has acute leukemia?

Common symptoms: Symptoms at presentation of an acute leukemia are typically related to infiltration of the bone marrow with cancerous cells. This can cause bone pain. Additionally, the marrow is where the blood cells are made. So anemia - fatigue, paleness; low platelets - easy bruising, bleeding, petechiael rash; and abnormal white cells - fever, infection; are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Hard to say...: It is very difficult to give you a general description of pain in leukemia since it varies widely from patient to patient. Generally, for example, in the beginning (before treatment) there may be bone pain from infiltration of the bone marrow or abdominal pain from infiltration of spleen/liver. Once treatment is initiated, there may be some pain associated with that, too. ...Read more

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Is acute leukemia more common in males or females?

Is acute leukemia more common in males or females?

Males: Both ALL and AML are very slightly more common in men than in women. ...Read more

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Why does the risk of acute leukemia increase with age?

Why does the risk of acute leukemia increase with age?

Mutations accumulate: ... during our lifetime in bone marrow stem cells. Like all cancers, leukemia typically requires multiple unlucky mutations to occur in a single cell. With age the chance of a stem cell getting the right combination of mutations goes up exponentially. When we begin life, as a single cell embryo, we start off with a clean slate, free of somatic mutations. ...Read more

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How long would one live if diagnosed to have acute leukemia?

Untreated: The median is 3-4 months. Many successful and even curative therapies in most circumstances. ...Read more

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For what length of time do acute leukemia symptoms take to appear?

Quickly: Usually the symptoms of acute leukemia appear quickly. Most people have symptoms which cause them to seek medical care and their leukemia is then diagnosed. Patients with acute leukemia who are not treated typically have symptoms develop or progress within a few days. ...Read more

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For childhood acute leukemia, is there any food that she can take or not?

For childhood acute leukemia, is there any food that she can take or not?

Follow this guide: Food borne illness can be a problem for everyone, but especially for those with a compromised immune system, which occurs during cancer treatments. Eat a balanced diet and follow these guidelines: raw fruits and vegies should be well washed. Avoid raw or undercooked meat/fish/poultry. Milk products should be pasturized. Do not eat raw eggs or egg products (cookie dough, cake batter, etc). ...Read more

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I have 5/9 symptoms of acute leukemia should I be worried does this mean I have leukemia?

No guesswork here: There is no one symptom that can point to a definite diagnosis of acute leukemia. It is something that requires a simple blood test called CBC and differential count which can be run in any laboratory and the results can indicate if there is some abnormality that indicates a possiblity of leukemia which usually shows up in the blood but sometimes it requires bone marrow examinat for confirmation. ...Read more

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How quickly would acute leukemia develop in months? How long would it take to show symptoms, what would they be?

How quickly would acute leukemia develop in months? How long would it take to show symptoms, what would they be?

Rapid progress: Acute leukemia develops over weeks to months. Symptoms can include fevers, fatigue, bone pain, easy bruising, shortness of breath and loss of appetite. The diagnosis is made with bloodwork and often a bone marrow biopsy. The good news is that the chance of survival has increased dramatically over the alst few decades. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving acute leukemia (67 years old)?

It depnds on Type of: It depends on the type of leukemia (Acute leukemia is very bad). Chronic leukemia is much more treatable. ...Read more

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My dad just died of acute leukemia. He was in his late 70s. Is leukemia hereditary?

Usually not : Leukemia in adults is usually not hereditary. Sometimes individuals with other genetic changes such as down syndrome or a few other mutatations such as one called p53 have an increased risk, but most cases are not linked. ...Read more

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I've got adult acute leukemia. Now what?

Treatment: There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia. Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low, intermediate or high risk. In general induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation chemo can put patients in remission. ...Read more

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