Acute Leukemias

2021-02-22 12:00 AM

In acute leukaemias, the peripheral blood has decreased mature forms and increased immature forms called blasts, which have immature chromatin with nucleoli.

ACUTE LEUKEMIAS

In acute leukaemias, the peripheral blood has decreased mature forms and increased immature forms called blasts, which have immature chromatin with nucleoli. The bone marrow has increased immature cells (blasts). Acute symptoms are secondary to marrow failure, which can produce decreased erythrocytes (causing anaemia and fatigue), decreased leukocytes (permitting infections and fever), and decreased platelets (inducing bleeding).