What is myeloid leukemia?

Also known as: AML, acute Meylogenous Leukemia, acute non-lymphocytic leukemia.

Acute myeloid leukemia is a leukemia that starts in the bone marrow (the tissue inside the bone where blood is made) and results in the creation of immature white blood cells. The normal blood cells are white cells that fight infection, red cells that carry oxygen and platelets that help with clotting.

Without those healthy cells, the child will be prone to infection, will not have energy and will be bleeding.

Reviewed by: Kamar Godder, MD

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