Medical Definition of Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

1. A slowly progressing form of leukaemia, characterised by an increased number of the type of white blood cell known as lymphocytes. With about 3, 500 new cases occurring each year in the UK, it is the most common form of leukaemia and occurs predominantly in late middle age onwards. It has variable symptoms and course, but may be diagnosed by chance before the patient develops any clinical symptoms of disease. Acronym: CLL Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (12 Jan 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

chronic hyperventilation syndrome
chronic idiopathic jaundice
chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis
chronic illness
chronic inflammation
chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
chronic interstitial hepatitis
chronic interstitial hypertrophic neuropathy
chronic interstitial salpingitis
chronic kidney failure
chronic leukaemia
chronic leukemia
chronic lymphadenoid thyroiditis
chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (current term)
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
chronic malaria
chronic mountain sickness
chronic myelocytic leukemia
chronic myeloid leukaemia
chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
chronic nephritis
chronic nonleukaemic myelosis
chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
chronic pancreatitis
chronic pancreatitis: surgical treatment
chronic persistent hepatitis

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