Reacción leucemoide

Definición

Es un incremento en el conteo de glóbulos blancos similar al que experimentan las personas con leucemia; sin embargo, la reacción leucemoide se debe en realidad a una infección o a otra patología, y no es un signo de cáncer.

Los conteos sanguíneos generalmente retornarán a la normalidad cuando se trate la enfermedad subyacente.

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Referencias

Bagby GC. Leukopenia and leukocytosis. In Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 170.

Revision

Last reviewed 6/5/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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