Acute Erythroblastic Leukemia

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Acute erythroblastic leukemia, also known as acute erythroid leukemia, is a rare type of leukemia, or cancer of the blood. The cause of acute erythroblastic leukemia is not yet known but it may be caused by a virus, genetic conditions, exposure to radiation, or exposure to certain chemicals. Some of the symptoms include dizziness, fever, breathing problem, and generalized weakness. It can be diagnosed with blood tests and requires management by a specialist called a hematologist. Research is currently being done to increase survival of people with the disease. Treatment may include medications such as chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant.

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