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Definition of Smoldering leukemia

Smoldering leukemia: A condition in which the bone marrow does not function normally. It does not produce enough blood cells. This condition may progress and become acute leukemia. Smoldering leukemia also is called myelodysplastic syndrome or preleukemia.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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