What is the prevalence of erythroleukemia?

Updated: Dec 16, 2018
  • Author: Beata Holkova, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acute erythroleukemia accounts for 3-5% of all de novo AMLs and 20-30% of secondary leukemias. The incidence of erythroleukemia increases in people older than 50 years. Mazzella et al described 2 peaks, one in the seventh decade of life and a second, smaller peak in the fourth decade. [2, 6] Although very rare in children, M6 AML has been reported in children from the newborn period through age 7 years. Occurrence has a slight male predominance. No racial predilection is known.


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