The French–American–British (FAB) classification systems refers to a series of classifications of hematologic diseases. It is based on the presence of dysmyelopoiesis and the quantification of myeloblasts and erythroblasts.
It was first produced in 1976.
- FAB classification of acute lymphoblastic leukemias: L1–L3 (three subtypes)
- FAB classification of acute myeloid leukemias: M0–M7 (eight subtypes)
- FAB classification of myelodysplastic syndromes
Updates continued through at least 1989.
- Emmanuel C. Besa (1992). Hematology, Volume 487. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 42. ISBN 9780683062229.
- Bennett JM, Catovsky D, Daniel MT, et al. (August 1976). "Proposals for the classification of the acute leukaemias. French-American-British (FAB) co-operative group". Br. J. Haematol. 33 (4): 451–8. PMID 188440. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.1976.tb03563.x.
- Bennett JM, Catovsky D, Daniel MT, et al. (June 1989). "Proposals for the classification of chronic (mature) B and T lymphoid leukaemias. French-American-British (FAB) Cooperative Group". J. Clin. Pathol. 42 (6): 567–84. PMC . PMID 2738163. doi:10.1136/jcp.42.6.567.
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