Disease Information for Acute Lymphoblastic/lymphocytic leukemia ALL: Definition

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  • ALL; A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts are found in the blood and bone marrow; Also called acute lymphocytic leukemia; Common in children with better prognosis than

    adult form; Ph1 cytogenetic subtype (bcr-abl fusion gene) has a more ominous prognosis and indicates need for bone marrow transplant (allogenic)

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