Chronic neutrophilic leukemia physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Homa Najafi, M.D.[2]; Grammar Reviewer: Natalie Harpenau, B.S.[3]

Overview

The appearance of patient with chronic neutrphilic leukemia (CNL) is usually normal. Common physical examination findings of Chronic neutrophilic leukemia include splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, fever, petechiae, bruises, lymphadenopathy.

Physical Examination

Common physical examinations of patients with CNL include:[1][2]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with CNL usually well-appearing.

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References

  1. Elliott, M A; Hanson, C A; Dewald, G W; Smoley, S A; Lasho, T L; Tefferi, A (2004). "WHO-defined chronic neutrophilic leukemia: a long-term analysis of 12 cases and a critical review of the literature". Leukemia. 19 (2): 313–317. doi:10.1038/sj.leu.2403562. ISSN 0887-6924.
  2. Elliott, Michelle A. (2006). "Chronic neutrophilic leukemia and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: WHO defined". Best Practice & Research Clinical Haematology. 19 (3): 571–593. doi:10.1016/j.beha.2005.07.012. ISSN 1521-6926.

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