RAEB -->
refractory anaemia with excess blasts
medical dictionary

<haematology> A form of myelodysplasia characterised by the build up of immature white blood cells (blasts) in the bone marrow.

If the immature cells are particularly numerous it may indicate a chance of transformation to acute leukaemia and the condition is called refractory anaemia with excess blasts in transformation (RAEBt).

Acronym: RAEB

American spelling: refractory anemia with excess blasts

(13 Nov 1997)