Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous and complex cancer of the bone marrow that is characterized by rapid cellular proliferation, an aggressive clinical course, and typically, high mortality. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults worldwide, and data suggest its burden is increasing. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, AML accounted for 18% of total leukemia cases worldwide in 1990; by 2017, it was responsible for 23.1% of the global leukemia burden. Recognition of the variable presentation of AML is essential to aid in earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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Cite this: Emmanuel C. Besa. Fast Five Quiz: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presentation and Diagnosis - Medscape - Jul 20, 2020.