Among the acute leukaemias of the granulocytic group, acute premyelocytic leukaemia is distinguished by the severity of its haemorrhages, the frequency of hypofibrinaemia, a rapidly fatal course, and an unusual cellular hyperplasia. Myelograms show an increased proportion (average 80%) of characteristic cells of large diameter, with numerous azurophil granules. The infiltration of other organs is inconstant.
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