RUSSELL L. HADEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; U. V. PORTMANN, M.D.
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Several cases of leukemia demonstrating white cell counts as high as 1,000,000 have been reported. According to Forkner,1 "the actual number of leukocytes may vary from a few thousand to a million per cu. mm. of blood." Patients with myeloid leukemia and white blood counts approaching 1,000,000 have been seen at the Cleveland Clinic, but we have found no reference to cases with a white cell count of over 2,000,000, such as the one here presented.
A white man, aged 53, was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on February 28, 1938, complaining of "gas" in the abdomen, aching
HADEN RL, PORTMANN UV. EXTREMELY HIGH LYMPHOCYTE COUNT IN LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:717–718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):717-718.
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