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In acute granulocytic leukemia, the marrow produces too many precursors of granulocytes (called myeloblasts), a type of white blood cell, that when mature, fights infections, particularly infections from bacteria.
Leukemic myeloblasts, however, cannot mature and they do not fight infections.
In acute promyelocytic leukemia, promyelocytes that are just a bit more mature than the myeloblasts crowd out the normal marrow cells.
Myelomonocytic leukemia consists of cells with characteristics of both monoblasts and myeloblasts.
As the myeloblasts overproduce, they crowd out other blood cells.
(I-L) The well-differentiated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with maturation consists of myeloblasts (less than 90%) and mature granulocytes with typical doughnut-like shape.
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