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Encyclopedia > Myeloid

"Myeloid cells" is a subsummating term for all hemopoietic cells except the lymphoid ones (T-cells, B-cells, NK-cells, dendritic cells).



The following cell types arise from myeloid progenitors:

  • Dentritic cell (i.e. Langerhans cells)
  • Monocytes
    • (Macrophages / Osteoclasts)
  • Neutrophils
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Megakaryocytes
    • (Platelets)
  • Erythrocytes

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Dr. Koop - Acute Myeloid Leukemia (Adult)- Health Encyclopedia and Reference (911 words)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia is the most common form of myeloid leukemia in adults (chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common form of leukemia in adults overall).
In contrast, acute myeloid leukemia is an uncommon variant of leukemia in children.
The median age at diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia is 65 years of age, and approximately 9,000 individuals are affected by Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the United States annually.
Gleevec and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Cancer information on MedicineNet.com (1022 words)
The development of Gleevec began in the early 1960s with the identification of the so-called Philadelphia chromosome (after the city in which it was identified) in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
Chronic myeloid leukemia is characterized by a chronic (long duration) phase that is relatively benign.
As a result of this acute phase, the average time of survival from chronic myeloid leukemia was about four years, meaning that half of the patients died before the four years and half were still alive at that time.
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