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Definition of Accelerated phase of leukemia

Accelerated phase of leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia that is progressing. In this phase, the number of immature, abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow and blood is higher than in the chronic phase, but not as high as in the blast phase.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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