Erythroleukemia Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Beata Holkova, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is erythroleukemia?

How is erythroleukemia classified?

What is the pathophysiology of erythroleukemia?

What causes erythroleukemia?

What is the prevalence of erythroleukemia?

What is the prognosis of erythroleukemia?

What is included in patient education about erythroleukemia?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of erythroleukemia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of erythroleukemia?

What are the possible complications of erythroleukemia?

DDX

What may complicate the interpretation of bone marrow morphology in erythroleukemia?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythroleukemia?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of erythroleukemia?

Which blood test findings are characteristic of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of bone marrow biopsy in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What are the WHO diagnostic criteria for pure erythroid leukemia?

What is the role of flow cytometry in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of cytogenetic analysis in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of echocardiography or multiple-gated acquisition scanning in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of CT and MRI in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of P-glycoprotein measurement in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of erythroleukemia?

What is the role of a periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain in the workup of erythroleukemia?

When is a pregnancy test and urine cultures indicated in the workup of erythroleukemia?

Treatment

How is erythroleukemia treated?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of erythroleukemia?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of erythroleukemia?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of erythroleukemia?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of erythroleukemia?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of erythroleukemia?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic agents are used in the treatment of Erythroleukemia?