Table 1.

Patient characteristics

AML Patients (n = 62) Control Patients (n = 22)
Age (y)* 64 (17-84) 60 (17-82)
Sex (males/females) 35/27 15/7
FAB distribution 2 M0, 8 M1, 21 M2, 2 M3, 10 M4, 14 M5, 4 M6, 1 M7
Percentage of leukemic blasts* (bone marrow)80 (30-99)
Disease 1 Hodgkin's disease
6 Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas
2 Solid tumors
13 Nonmalignant disorders
  • AML = acute myeloid leukemia.

  • * Median (range).

  • French-American-British classification for AML.24