HERBERT L. HYMAN, M.D.; THOMAS JARROLD, M.D.
The existence of eosinophilic leukemia as a distinct entity is the subject of much controversy. When confronted with the problem of excessive eosinophilia, most clinicians are reluctant to consider leukemia as a possibility until all other causes are eliminated. However, when the index of suspicion for leukemia is high, the next consideration is directed toward determining the specific type of leukemic process involved. When considering the interpretation of a leukemia with a marked eosinophilia, hematologists in general are divided into two groups. There are those who, although they recognize eosinophilic leukemia, merely consider it a variation of chronic myelogenous leukemia.1,
HYMAN HL, JARROLD T. EOSINOPHILIC LEUKEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH AUTOPSY(EOSINOPHILIC LEUKEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH AUTOPSY*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1541–1547. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1541
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