Chronic myelogenous leukemia physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Badria Munir M.B.B.S.[2] Mohamad Alkateb, MBBCh [3] Sima NoorAli, M.D.

Overview

Patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia are usually well-appearing. Physical examination of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia is usually remarkable for skin bruising, fever, splenomegaly, and lymphadenopathy.

Physical Examination

Common physical examination findings associated with chronic myelogenous leukemia include:[1][2]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients are usually well-appearing[3][4]

Vital Signs:

Skin:

HEENT:

Neck:

Lungs:

Chest:

Abdomen:

Genitourinary:

Extremities

References

  1. Tefferi A (2006). "Classification, diagnosis and management of myeloproliferative disorders in the JAK2V617F era". Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program: 240–245. PMID 17124067.
  2. Canadian Cancer Society.2015.http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia-chronic-myelogenous-cml/signs-and-symptoms/?region=ab
  3. Jabbour E, Kantarjian H (May 2014). "Chronic myeloid leukemia: 2014 update on diagnosis, monitoring, and management". Am. J. Hematol. 89 (5): 547–56. doi:10.1002/ajh.23691. PMID 24729196.
  4. Thompson PA, Kantarjian HM, Cortes JE (October 2015). "Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in 2015". Mayo Clin. Proc. 90 (10): 1440–54. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.08.010. PMC 5656269. PMID 26434969.

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