Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common acute leukemia in adults. The diagnosis is established by the presence of 10% or more blasts of myeloid origin in the bone marrow or peripheral blood.
Figure 1: Annual number of AML cases in the UK, stratified by age group.
AML is primarily a disease that affects people of advanced age: the median age at diagnosis is around 65 years.
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