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Blood Acute myeloid leukemia types, do need to know them?

in Acute meyloid leukemia do we have to know all the types m1 m2 m3 m4>>>>>
and how to differentiate M2 M3 since both have auer rods
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Type Name Cytogenetics
M0 minimally differentiated acute myeloblastic leukemia
M1 acute myeloblastic leukemia
M2 acute myeloblastic leukemia t(8;21)(q22;q22), t(6;9)
M3 promyelocytic, or acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) t(15;17)
M4 acute myelomonocytic leukemia inv(16)(p13q22), del(16q)
M4eo myelomonocytic together with bone marrow eosinophilia inv(16), t(16;16)
M5 acute monoblastic leukemia (M5a) or acute monocytic leukemia (M5b) del (11q), t(9;11), t(11;19)
M6 acute erythroid leukemias, including erythroleukemia (M6a) and very rare pure erythroid leukemia (M6b)
M7 acute megakaryoblastic leukemia t(1;22)
M8 acute basophilic leukemia
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M3 DIC + Auer rods more worst than M2
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Thanks alot but in U world questions it always ask about AML in general so do we have to know all the divisions for exam or only M3 is the important, I.e . does it always when they mention AML they mean M3 subtype or we have to think of other possibilities??
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Yes to have remember them all.

To make it easy to remember them read my post
AML FAB Classification
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i think M3 and M5 are most important
doubt the other types will be questioned
this is what i was told in kaplan.
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