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myelocytic leukemoid reaction

 

Definition: leukocytosis of at least moderate degree, 50,000 or more per mm3, with a few immature forms, 1 or 2% myelocytes, but chiefly mature polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the circulating blood; may be observed in association with tuberculosis, chronic osteomyelitis, various types of empyema, malaria, pneumococcal pneumonia, meningococcal meningitis, Hodgkin disease, and metastases of carcinoma in the bone marrow.

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