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Descriptor in English: Leukemia
Descriptor in Spanish: Leucemia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Leucemia
Descriptor in French: Leucémies
Entry term(s): Leucocythaemia
Leucocythaemias
Leucocythemia
Leucocythemias
Leukemias
Tree number(s): C04.557.337
SP4.046.452.698.879.160
Scope note: A progressive, malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood and bone marrow. Leukemias were originally termed acute or chronic based on life expectancy but now are classified according to cellular maturity. Acute leukemias consist of predominately immature cells; chronic leukemias are composed of more mature cells. (From The Merck Manual, 2006)
Annotation: general or unspecified; many specific leukemia types are available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Leukemic Infiltration MeSH
DeCS UI: 23872
Descriptor UI: D007938
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Leukemia - Preferred
Concept UI M0012382
Scope note A progressive, malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood and bone marrow. Leukemias were originally termed acute or chronic based on life expectancy but now are classified according to cellular maturity. Acute leukemias consist of predominately immature cells; chronic leukemias are composed of more mature cells. (From The Merck Manual, 2006)
Preferred term Leukemia
Entry term(s) Leucocythaemia
Leucocythaemias
Leucocythemia
Leucocythemias
Leukemias



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