Leukemoid reaction in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia following the second chemotherapy
Osman Yokuş, Murat Albayrak 1 * , Aynur Albayrak, Habip Gedik
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1 Yeni Etlik Cad. Meltem sok. Turkuvaz apt. No:8/14 Etlik-Keçiören Ankara, Turkey* Corresponding Author


The occurrence of persistent neutrophilic leukocy­tosis above 50,000 cells/μL for reasons other than leukemia is defined as leukemoid reaction. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and chronic neutro­philic leukemia (CNL) should be excluded, and un­derlying diseases or causes should be examined, in differential diagnosis. The most commonly ob­served causes of leukemoid reactions are severe infections, intoxications, malignancies, severe hem­orrhage, or acute hemolysis [1].


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Article Type: Letter to Editor

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, 262-263


Publication date: 13 Jun 2013

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