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What is the difference between AML and ALL?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Jul 25, 2021

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G. GRAY

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G. GRAY, Writer, M.A, Liverpool

Answered Dec 03, 2020

Leukemias are malignancies of the blood cells. These cells are generated in the bone marrow. Acute myeloid leukemia is a malignancy characterized by the abnormal spread of the immature white blood cells called myeloblasts. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a malignancy whose main feature is the substantially high number of lymphocytes in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood.

In AML, the immature myeloblasts in the bone marrow impede the spread of other blood cells, such as RBC’s and platelets. The result is anemia, and the person can be easily bruised, and excessive bleeding occurs.

The immature white blood cells are not able to endure the invasion of the body by the pathogens. With ALL, platelets and hemoglobin are usually considerably low, while the white blood count is raised. Bleeding and bruising are also a factor, and infections can occur more quickly. ALL is common in children, but it is treatable with an early diagnosis, while adults do not share such a promising outcome.

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson

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Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Aug 06, 2020

AML stands for acute myeloid leukemia, and it is a malignancy in which there is an abnormally high number of myeloblasts, which are white blood cells in the body. The production of these cells occurs in the bone marrow.

These cells specifically derail the advancement of other blood cells, such as RBC’s and platelets. Anemia can come about when this happens, and there can also be easy bruising and excessive bleeding proceeding injury, and this means that people with AML are at a heightened risk for infections and diseases.

ALL stands for Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. This type of cancer is a malignancy in which there is an abnormally high amount of lymphoblasts. They occur in the bone marrow and peripheral blood.

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Aug 04, 2020

AML and ALL are known to be two types of leukemia. AML means Acute Myeloid Leukemia while ALL means Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. There are also some people who refer to ALL as Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. The difference is what type of white blood cells they usually affect. ALL will usually start in the white blood cells that will eventually become lymphocytes.

This means that it will be targeting the white blood cells that will be responsible for making your immune system strong. AML, on the other hand, will target the myeloid cells. These are the cells that will become your white blood cells that will work together with your red blood cells and platelets.

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Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

When it comes to acute leukemia, there are two main types that a person can have. The main difference between them is the ages in which they occur in a patient and the symptoms that a person will have. The first type is AML, which stands for acute myeloid leukemia. This type of leukemia is common in adults. A person with AML will be more likely to have gum issues. The second type is ALL, which stands for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Compared to AML, ALL is common in children. A person with ALL is more than likely to have bone pain.
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