the ratio of myeloid to erythroid precursors in bone marrow; normally it varies from 2:1 to 4:1; an increased ratio is found in infections, chronic myelogenous leukemia, or erythroid hypoplasia; a decreased ratio may mean a depression of leukopoiesis or normoblastic hyperplasia depending on the overall cellularity of the bone marrow.
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M:E ratioThe ratio of maturing myeloid cells to erythroid cells in the bone marrow, which is normally 3–4:1.
Haemolytic and megaloblastic anaemias.
CML, leukaemoid reactions.
Does not reflect changes, as both series are equally affected—e.g., in aplastic anaemia, myelosclerosis, chloramphenicol toxicity.
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The ratio of myeloid:erythroid precursors in bone marrow; normally it varies from 2:1 to 4:1. An increased ratio is caused by infections, chronic myelogenous leukemia, or erythroid hypoplasia; a decreased ratio may mean a depression of leukopoiesis or normoblastic hyperplasia, depending on the overall cellularity of the bone marrow.
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