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  1. Types

    ... blasts in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood. It is now used less frequently than the WHO classification, but is ... RN (Refractory Neutropenia ) – Low white cell count RT (Refractory Thrombocytopenia ) ...

    Topic section last updated 11/14/2016 - 1:11pm.

  2. Distinct mutation profile and prognostic relevance in patients with hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndromes (h-MDS)

    ... criteria were recruited. h-MDS patients had lower PB white blood cell and blast counts, and lower BM blast percentages, than those ...

    Research Article last updated 09/19/2016 - 11:07am.

  3. Interviews with the Experts: Side Effects of PNH Treatment

    ... hemolysis caused by PNH. It may also increase counts of white blood cells and platelets in some people. Prednisone may not be effective in ...

    Interview last updated 08/31/2016 - 8:37am.

  4. Genetically Modified T-cell Immunotherapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... acute myeloid leukemia. An immune cell is a type of blood cell that can recognize and kill abnormal cells in the body. The acute ... acute myeloid leukemia cells. Placing a modified gene into white blood cells may help the body build an immune response to kill cancer ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 07/14/2016 - 4:08pm.

  5. Related Diseases

    ... Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that occurs when young abnormal white blood cells (leukemia cells) start to fill up the bone marrow and ...

    Page last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:16pm.

  6. Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA)

    ... precursors (reticulocytes) in the marrow and a low red blood cell count. The amounts of white blood cells and platelet remain normal. Transient or Acute ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:14pm.

  7. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

    ... leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that involves certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) that develop in the bone marrow and lymph ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:18pm.

  8. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

    ... Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a blood cancer. It happens when young abnormal white blood cells called blasts (leukemia cells), begin to fill up the ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:15pm.

  9. Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

    ... bone marrow makes too many of one or more types of blood cells. Neoplasms usually get worse over time as the number of extra blood ... Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), the overproduction of white cells (granulocytes) and other cells Polycythemia vera, the ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:19pm.

  10. NHLBI profiles a member of the Foundation’s patient community.

    ... One Woman’s Determination Helped Her Defeat a Devastating Blood Disease Article Source:  ... which carry oxygen to the different parts of the body; white blood cells, which play a critical role in the immune system; and ...

    Article last updated 06/13/2016 - 1:51pm.