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Auer Rods versus Pseudo-Auer Rods

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Auer rods are cytoplasmic crystals seen in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Pseudo-Auer rods are cytoplasmic crystals seen in lymphoproliferative disorders. It is important to identify these correctly, since they are associated with a significantly different prognosis.

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