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Peripheral Blood Smear in Chronic-Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia


In chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia, the peripheral blood smear is characterized by a constellation of abnormalities including a striking leukocytosis with pronounced neutrophilia and basophilia, and, frequently, eosinophilia. Although myeloid elements in all stages of maturation are present, blasts account for

By permission of the publisher. From Gorman R, Finiewicz K. In Atlas of Cancer . Edited by M Markman and M Kalaycio. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2002.