Classification of 358 Cases of Acute Myeloid Leukemia by FAB Criteria: Analysis of Clinical and Morphologic Features

  • Michael Stanley
  • Robert W. McKenna
  • Gary Ellinger
  • Richard D. Brunning
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 26)


In 1976, a new morphologic classification for the acute leukemias was proposed by a working committee of French, American, and British hematologists [1,2]. Since its introduction, the FAB classification has been widely accepted internationally because of its underlying logic and relative ease of application. It has served as the basis for classification in several studies evaluating the results of chemotherapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) [3–8].


Acute Myeloid Leukemia Mitotic Count Serum Lysozyme Absolute Monocyte Count Acute Monocytic Leukemia 
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  • Michael Stanley
  • Robert W. McKenna
  • Gary Ellinger
  • Richard D. Brunning

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