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Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia

Overview

A rare acute myeloid leukemia that occurs predominantly in childhood and particularly in children with Down syndrome (DS-AMKL). Nonspecific symptoms may be irritability weakness and dizziness while specific symptoms include pallor fever mucocutaneous bleeding hepatosplenomegaly neurological manifestations and rarely lymphadenopathy. Acute panmyelosis with myelofibrosis may also be associated with AMKL. In contrast to DS-AMKL (around 80 % survival) non-DS-AMKL is an AML subgroup associated with poor prognosis.

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