AML

AML (Auer): myeloid won't differentiate (anemia/tired, PMN--/infection, plt--/bleed), and that auer rod nails it.


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  • AML
  • Auer
  • myeloid won't differentiate (anemia/tired, PMN--/infection, plt--/bleed), and that auer rod nails it.
  • anemia (fatigue), infections (PMN--), bleed (plt--), Hx with prior rad/chem, genetic dz
  • plt-- (petechiae, bleeding), liver++, spleen++
  • Auer rod, anemia, PMN--, plt--, blasts++ (myeloid vs ALL, marrow, peripheral, >20%)
  • immature myeloid (CFCs) won't differentiate
  • chemo (cytarabine/Ara-C, anthracycline, curative), watch for DIC
  • AML and Auer both start with A