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What is the difference between acute and chronic leukemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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Acute leukemia is presented with the presence of significant level of a very immature blood cells in the circulation and increase level in the bone marrow.
It is a very agressive and life threatening. Without treatment people die within weeks and few months only. Chronic leukemia- is progressing slower than acute leukemia. Chronic leukemia can transform into acute leukemia sometimes.

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Acute leukemia is presented with the presence of significant level of a very immature blood cells in the circulation and increase level in the bone marrow.
It is a very agressive and life threatening. Without treatment people die within weeks and few months only. Chronic leukemia- is progressing slower than acute leukemia. Chronic leukemia can transform into acute leukemia sometimes.
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