Flashcards in Haematology 1 - Acute leukaemia Deck (12)
What is the median age of presentation of AML?
Recall some genetic associations of AML
Which type of leukaemia is most likely to cause haemorrhage?
Acute Promyelocytic leukaemia (APML)
Which type of leukaemia is most likely to cause DIC?
What is the key triad of clinical features of AML?
Recall some clinical signs that can be used to identify AML
Monocytic gum infiltration
How can myeloid lineage be proved on blood film?
Presence of auer rods
What is the most effective investigation for differentiating AML and ALL, and what results would it show for each?
Recall some useful supportive therapies for AML
Blood products: red cells, platelets and FFP
Allopurinol (as uric acid may be released from dying cells when treatment is started)
Which type of leukaemia is most likely to present with long bone pain?
Recall some sights of leukaemic involvement in ALL that you wouldnt see in AML
Thymus, testes, CNS