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plasmocytic leukemoid reaction


Definition: the presence of unusual numbers of plasma cells, plasmocytosis, in the bone marrow; may be observed in association with sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis, Hodgkin disease, and certain of the so-called vascular collagen diseases.

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