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Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia, and Leukemoid Reaction

When CML has the typical picture of a WBC count more than 100,000/mm3 (100 x 109/L) with myelocytic predominance, increased platelets, and basophilia, the diagnosis is reasonably safe. Otherwise, the two conditions that most frequently enter the differential diagnosis are agnogenic myeloid metaplasia and leukemoid reaction. CML tends to have a greater degree of leukocytosis […]

Chronic Myelogenous (granulocytic) Leukemia (CML)

CML is most common between the ages of 20 and 50 and is rare in childhood. It comprises about 20% of all leukemias. There is an increased (total) peripheral WBC count in more than 95% of patients, with about 70% more than 50,000/mm3 (50 Ч 109/L) and about 45% more than 100,000/mm3. There is usually […]