Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Symptoms

In general, common symptoms of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) include:

  • Fever with or without an infection
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Petechiae (flat, pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding)
  • Pain in the bones or joints 
  • Pain or feeling of fullness below the ribs
  • Painless lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach, groin or other parts of the body. When seen in childhood AML, these lumps, called leukemia cutis, may be blue or purple.
  • Painless lumps that are sometimes around the eyes. These lumps, called chloromas, are sometimes seen in childhood AML and may be blue-green.
  • An eczema-like skin rash