Leukemia – White Blood Cell Pathology (WBC)
Leukemia – White Blood Cell Pathology (WBC)

Leukemia – White Blood Cell Pathology (WBC)

by Carlo Raj, MD

Leukemia is a heterogeneous group of hematologic malignancies that arise from the dysfunctional proliferation of developing leukocytes. It can be categorized as either chronic or acute and as myelocytic or lymphocytic. Treatment depends on the type of leukemia but generally involves chemotherapy. Multiple risk factors contribute to the development of leukemia, including radiation exposure, viral infections, and genetic syndromes. The most common presenting features of leukemia are fever, lethargy, and bleeding, but it can also present nonspecifically. A prompt diagnosis relies on a thorough history and physical examination. These may be aided by laboratory testing, particularly of the peripheral blood and bone marrow.

Course Details

  • Videos 10
  • Duration 1:12 h
  • Quiz questions 38
  • Concept Pages 14


Your Educators of course Leukemia – White Blood Cell Pathology (WBC)

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Jose F. on 21. January 2023 for Leukemia: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) – White Blood Cell Pathology

Excellent direction, subject is completely understood by the end of the lecture

great lecture.
By S C. on 30. January 2022 for Leukemia: Polycythemia – White Blood Cell Pathology

Great lecture. Thanks you for the detailed discussion. I like Rajs lectures- this is one of the best

Good explanation!
By Marleen H. on 27. May 2021 for Leukemia: Hematopoiesis – White Blood Cell Pathology

Good explanation regarding the different cell lines as a basic knowlegde for the further leukemia types.

Great review of a dense topic
By Amiel M. on 19. May 2021 for Leukemia: Types of Leukemia incl. Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) and Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) – White Blood Cell Pathology

Overall great series of the major points and he made it Dr. Raj made it intuitive and memorable.