leukemoid


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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]

leukemoid

/leu·ke·moid/ (loo-ke´moid) exhibiting blood and sometimes clinical findings resembling those of leukemia, but due to some other cause.

leukemoid

[lo̅o̅kē′moid]
resembling leukemia.

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]

leukemoid

exhibiting blood counts, particularly leukocytosis, and sometimes other clinical findings resembling those of leukemia, but not due to uncontrolled proliferation of leukocytes; it can be extremely difficult to differentiate from leukemia. Usually associated with severe inflammation such as pyometra, hepatic abscesses, etc.
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The Mann-Whitney non-parametric test was used to continued on page 24 compare normal, CIVIL, and leukemoid results.
A high LAP score with no blast population present could direct the physicians to the differential diagnosis for leukemoid reactions.
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.
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.
16] In some patients with MM, a leukemoid type reaction will develop - a situation that indicates terminal progression of their disease.