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Acute leukemias in Marrakech: epidemiology and cytological profile

Authors:Dounya Bounid, Khalil Haouach
Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(2): 6685-6689  |  PDF File


The diagnosis of acute leukemia is based on clinical and biological arguments. The study's objective is to describe the epidemiology and cytological characteristics of 203 cases of LA collected in the hematology laboratory of Med VI University Hospital of Marrakech over a period of 2 years between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. Morphological examination of the bone marrow, myeloperoxidase response, and immunophenotyping resulted in the classification of acute leukemias as : myeloblastic AL in 54.47% of cases, lymphoblastic AL in 43.9% of cases and 1.63% of AL were difficult to classify according to the FAB group criteria.