Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and its Impact on the Immune System. By: Chelsea Counselman. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. It is more commonly known as AML It is a cancer of the blood that affects the cells producing myeloid blood cells First recognized in 1830 in Germany
By: Chelsea Counselman
The term Myelogenous denotes what type of cell is being affected: Monocytes and Neutrophils
Acute refers to rapid progression forming immature cells
Results from acquired genetic damage to the DNA of the bone marrow
Immature cells produced are known as “blast cells”What is AML?