Acute Erythroid Leukaemia – Di Guglielmo disease – Blood cancer
Acute Erythroid Leukaemia is also known as di Guglielmo disease. It is a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia in which there is excessive and abnormal production of erythroblasts (the early form of red blood cells). More than half the abnormal cells in the blood must be erythroblasts for this diagnosis to be made.
Treatment of Acute Erythroid Leukaemia involves chemotherapy with daunorubicin, idarubacin or cytarabine, but the prognosis is poor with few patients surviving more than a year.