Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults with an estimated 19,940 new cases in 2020.1 Median age at presentation is around 65 years. Risk factors are similar to those of MDS. Antecedent MDS or myeloproliferative neoplasms, as well as certain bone-marrow failure syndromes and familial cancer syndromes increase the risk of AML.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults with an estimated 19,940 new cases in 2020.1 Median age at presentation is around 65 years. Risk factors are similar to those of MDS. Antecedent MDS or myeloproliferative neoplasms, as well as certain bone-marrow failure syndromes and familial cancer syndromes increase the risk of AML.

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