blast crisis

noun

Medical Definition of blast crisis

: the terminal stage of chronic myelogenous leukemia that is characterized by a marked increase in the proportion of blast cells, by fever and pain in the bones, and by increased severity of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and splenomegaly

called also blastic crisis

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“Blast crisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/blast%20crisis. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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