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Leukostasis in Patients with Leukemia

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Leukostasis can occur in leukemia when there is formation of leukemic cell aggregates with fibrin forming thrombi that occlude blood vessels and interfere with tissue oxygenation. The symptoms vary with the organs affected; one or more organs may be involved.

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