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52yr f, suspected acute leukemia, white blood cell count 25.0, bruising, fatigue, to receive blood transfusions.How serious is this?Is this fatal in adults

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Various types

Some types of acute adult leukemia respond better to treatment than others.
Your hematologist/oncologist is best qualified to advise, treat and follow you.

In brief: Various types

Some types of acute adult leukemia respond better to treatment than others.
Your hematologist/oncologist is best qualified to advise, treat and follow you.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: This is serious

This was once uniformly fatal, but now there are sometimes cures of adult acute leukemias, if that is indeed what this is.
The pathologist's opinion as to the type of cells involved will guide treatment and once the diagnosis established -- which type -- you'll have a better idea what to expect. Or this may be endocarditis, TB or some other serious infection.

In brief: This is serious

This was once uniformly fatal, but now there are sometimes cures of adult acute leukemias, if that is indeed what this is.
The pathologist's opinion as to the type of cells involved will guide treatment and once the diagnosis established -- which type -- you'll have a better idea what to expect. Or this may be endocarditis, TB or some other serious infection.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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