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leukemoid

 [loo-ke´moid]
having blood counts and sometimes other clinical findings resembling those of leukemia but not due to uncontrolled proliferation of leukocytes.
leukemoid reaction a peripheral blood picture resembling that of leukemia or indistinguishable from it on the basis of morphologic appearance alone, with leukocytosis of varying degrees and increased numbers of immature cells in circulation. It may be seen with infections such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, toxoplasmosis, staphylococcal infections, and streptococcal infections; with inflammatory disorders such as glomerulonephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, liver failure, and diabetic acidosis; with tumors and granulomatous infiltration of bone marrow; and with intoxications such as eclampsia, severe burns, and mercury poisoning.

leu·ke·moid

(lū-kē'moyd),
Resembling leukemia in various signs and symptoms, especially with reference to changes in the circulating blood.
See also: leukemoid reaction.
[leukemia + G. eidos, resemblance]

leu·ke·moid

(lū-kē'moyd)
Resembling leukemia in various signs and symptoms, especially with reference to changes in the circulating blood.
See also: leukemoid reaction
Synonym(s): leukaemoid.
[leukemia + G. eidos, resemblance]
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Neonatal leukemoid reactions are also associated with the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia [1, 12, 13].
The Mann-Whitney non-parametric test was used to continued on page 24 compare normal, CIVIL, and leukemoid results.
Finding in them greater proportion of atelectasis (OR 21, 95% CI 4.47-101.6), apnea (OR 11.5, 95% CI 3.26-40.8), retractions (OR 5.6, 95% CI 1.80-17.7), leukemoid reaction (OR 4, 95% CI 1.28-12.2), pneumonia (OR 3.7, 95% CI 1.05-13), and bronchospasm (OR 3.6, 95% CI 1.03-16.8) as compared to the group of children who did not require intensive care.
(34) A leukemoid response can also appear to be very similar to CML when severe inflammatory reactions cause immature granulocytes to shift back to progranulocyte stage.
Other signs may include high white blood cell counts resembling those seen in leukemia (i.e., leukemoid reactions) and the rapid deterioration of kidney function (i.e., hepatorenal syndrome).
sordellii can also cause a distinctive, toxin-mediated illness characterized by tissue edema, myonecrosis, leukemoid reaction and sudden onset of shock [7].
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is usually associated with small degree of hematological abnormalities like iron deficiency anemia, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, pancytopenia, Leukemoid reaction etc, but hemolytic anemia associated with pulmonary tuberculosis is rare.
Lymphocytic surface markers in lymphoid leukemoid reactions.
Editorial Note: The localized inflammatory process affecting skin or muscle combined with systemic toxicity characterized by a leukemoid reaction suggests the role of a toxin-mediated cause of illness among IDUs in Scotland, Ireland, and England.
This is performed on peripheral blood smears and can help differentiate between reactive granulocytosis or leukemoid reactions from CML.
There was marked leukocytosis with left shift up to myelocytes, occasional blast cells suggesting a leukemoid reaction.