Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML)

Last updated: Tuesday, 23, November, 2010
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CMML is grouped as one of the Myelodysplastic syndromes. It is commonly discovered as an incidental finding in older patients with unexplained monocytosis. Neutrophilia, anaemia or thrombocytopenia may also be seen. Patients may eventually develop bone marrow failure or transformation into an acute myelomonocytic leukaemia (see acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

FBC, bone marrow biopsy (where indicated clinically) with immunophenotyping and cytogenetics.

See also Chronic leukaemia