What are the racial predilections of pediatric acute myelocytic leukemia (AML)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2017
  • Author: Mark E Weinblatt, MD; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Although ALL is more common in white children than in black children, acute myeloid leukemia affects all races nearly equally. The incidence of one subtype, APL, is slightly increased in the Hispanic pediatric population. [3]


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