Adult acute erythroleukemia: an analysis of 91 patients treated at a single institution

  title={Adult acute erythroleukemia: an analysis of 91 patients treated at a single institution},
  author={F{\'a}bio Pires de Souza Santos and Stefan H Faderl and Guillermo Garcia-Manero and Christiane Koller and Miloslav E Beran and Susan O'brien and Sherry M Pierce and Emil J. Freireich and X Huang and Gautam Borthakur and Carlos E Bueso-Ramos and Marcos G. Lima and Maria Keating and J. C. Gal{\'a}n Cort{\'e}s and Hagop M. Kantarjian and Farhad Ravandi},
Acute erythroleukemia (AML-M6) is an uncommon subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML); it is considered to have a poor prognosis. From 1 January 1980 to 21 May 2008, 91 patients with newly diagnosed AML-M6 were seen at the University of Texas–M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (UT–MDACC). Forty-five patients (50%) had a history of myelodysplatic syndrome (MDS), compared with 41% in our control group (patients with other AML subtypes) (P=0.08). Poor-risk cytogenetics were more common in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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