Diagnosis of Leukemia
- Chronic, with few immature cells, mild symptoms, usually responds to treatment
- Accelerated, with fewer than 30% blasts, some symptoms (such as, fever, poor appetite and weight loss), not as responsive to treatment
- Blast, with more than 30% blasts
- Rai Stage 0, as low risk, with a high blood lymphocyte count
- Rai Stage 1, as intermediate risk, with a high blood lymphocyte count and enlarged lymph nodes
- Rai Stage 2, as intermediate risk, with a high blood lymphocyte count and an enlarged spleen or liver
- Rai Stage 3, as high risk, with a high blood lymphocyte count and anemia
- Rai Stage 4, as high risk, with a high blood lymphocyte count and low platelet count
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -
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