Rare Acute Leukemias

B. Douglas Smith, Eunpi Cho

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While all acute leukemias are considered rare malignancies, the six acute leukemias discussed in this chapter are seen infrequently even in tertiary referral centers with large leukemia-focused programs. Three are rare leukemias associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms, two are rare subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia, and the last is a stem cell leukemia. These leukemias are often hard to diagnose accurately and all are considered difficult to treat. The following pages will highlight these rare leukemias and their associated diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Uncommon Cancer
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781118083734
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


  • AMKL
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Rare acute leukemias
  • Rare stem cell leukemias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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