Acute Erythroid Leukaemia

Acute Erythroid Leukaemia is also known as di Guglielmo disease. It is a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia in which there is excessive and abnormal production of erythroblasts (the early form of erythrocyte red blood cells). More than half the abnormal cells in the blood must be erythroblasts for this diagnosis to be made.

Treatment involves chemotherapy with daunorubicin, idarubacin or cytarabine, but the prognosis is poor with few patients surviving more than a year.

Acute Erythroid Leukaemia

(Last modified: 3rd Nov 2014)

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