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A 55-year-old woman who was successfully
treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer
several years ago presents to her primary care
physician complaining of 2 months of easy
bruising, bleeding gums, fatigue, and shortness
of breath. On physical examination she has a
low-grade fever and several bruises in different locations on her body. She does not have jugular
venous distention. No masses are palpable
on breast examination. Heart and lung examination
are within normal limits. Abdominal examination
is signifi cant for hepatosplenomegaly.
Her WBC count is 35,000/mm³. Her
WBCs are myeloperoxidase positive. Which of
the following statements regarding patients carrying
this diagnosis is true?
(A) Incidence decreases with increasing age
(B) Previous chemotherapy does not affect risk
for developing the disease
(C) Prognosis is not affected by the cytogenetics
of the disease
(D) Retinoic acid was once used to treat this
disease but is no longer part of the current
treatment
(E) They are at increased risk for stroke
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(E) They are at increased risk for stroke
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A 55-year-old woman who was successfully
treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer
several years ago presents to her primary care
physician complaining of 2 months of easy
bruising, bleeding gums, fatigue, and shortness
of breath. On physical examination she has a
low-grade fever and several bruises in different locations on her body. She does not have jugular
venous distention. No masses are palpable
on breast examination. Heart and lung examination
are within normal limits. Abdominal examination
is signifi cant for hepatosplenomegaly.
Her WBC count is 35,000/mm³. Her
WBCs are myeloperoxidase positive. Which of
the following statements regarding patients carrying
this diagnosis is true?
(A) Incidence decreases with increasing age
(B) Previous chemotherapy does not affect risk
for developing the disease
(C) Prognosis is not affected by the cytogenetics
of the disease
(D) Retinoic acid was once used to treat this
disease but is no longer part of the current
treatment
(E) They are at increased risk for stroke
My answer is E) They are at increased risk for stroke
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E. incresed risk for stroke
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(E) They are at increased risk for stroke
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Please could someone explain the problem in this question?
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The diagnosis is AML or i am wrong?

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The diagnosis is AML or i am wrong?
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