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

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: CLL

Acute leukemia does not have a chronic stage or phase.
There is a leukemia called chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is generally a slow-growing leukemia which may not need treatment right away.

In brief: CLL

Acute leukemia does not have a chronic stage or phase.
There is a leukemia called chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is generally a slow-growing leukemia which may not need treatment right away.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

That is not standard terminology and, generally speaking, all does not have a chronic phase.
It can go into remission for a variable period of time and then relapse, but at the time of relapse it's still an acute leukemia, not chronic. Remissions and relapses may alternate several times but each time it comes back it is still an acute process.

In brief: See below...

That is not standard terminology and, generally speaking, all does not have a chronic phase.
It can go into remission for a variable period of time and then relapse, but at the time of relapse it's still an acute leukemia, not chronic. Remissions and relapses may alternate several times but each time it comes back it is still an acute process.
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