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Acute leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is characterized by an overproduction of immature white blood cells, called blasts, which are unable to fight infection. This type of leukemia is considered to be the most aggressive form of the disease, and it can progress rapidly if left untreated. Symptoms of acute leukemia may include fatigue, fever, weight loss, night sweats, and an increased risk of infection. Treatment typically involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or stem cell transplantation.
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