Acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast( >20% in periphery)
- Less than 20% of acute leukemias in adults,
- Most common form in children (see also Leukemia (Peds))
- Highest incidence in 7th decade of life
- Porcu P, Cripe LD, Ng EW, et al. Hyperleukocytic leukemias and leukostasis: a review of pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management. Leuk.Lymphoma. 2000;39(1-2):1-18.