WILLIAM F. HUGHES, M.D.; CHARLES S. HIGLEY, M.D. F.A.C.P.
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In any patient showing a marked leukocytosis, leukemia is usually suspected first. However, leukocytosis of unusual degree may result from severe infection, intoxications, rapid blood loss or malignancy. This case is presented to illustrate that carcinoma of the suprarenal gland with widespread metastasis showing necrosis may result in a marked stimulation to the production of white blood cells.
A 59 year old white female was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital on March 3, 1949. Her present illness had begun approximately eight weeks before admission with sudden onset of ease of fatigue, weakness and anorexia. The patient was confined
HUGHES WF, HIGLEY CS. MARKED LEUKOCYTOSIS RESULTING FROM CARCINOMATOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1085–1088. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1085
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1085-1088.
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