GLENN TISMAN, M.D.
To the editor: The report by Nardo and Norton (1) of a case of chronic lymphocytosis with lymphocytic inclusions (apparently a newly recognized form of lymphocytic leukemia) suggests possible import of a similar case presently being studied by us.
The patient, a 48-year-old white woman, was anxious about a lymphocytosis that had persisted for "many years." She also complained of weakness; physical examination was unremarkable. In the peripheral blood smear stained with Wright's and Giemsa stains approximately 80% of the white blood cells were lymphocytes, and 60% of the lymphocytes contained large, clear, cytoplasmic vacuoles (Figure 1A and B). The
TISMAN G. "Constipated Lymphocytes". Ann Intern Med. ;78:453–454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-453
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):453-454.
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