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Disease Leukostasis

Name Leukostasis
Synonyms Leukostases | Leukostasis Syndrome | Leukostasis Syndromes | Syndrome, Leukostasis | Syndromes, Leukostasis
Definition Abnormal intravascular leukocyte aggregation and clumping often seen in leukemia patients. The brain and lungs are the two most commonly affected organs. This acute syndrome requires aggressive cytoreductive modalities including chemotherapy and/or leukophoresis. It is differentiated from LEUKEMIC INFILTRATION which is a neoplastic process where leukemic cells invade organs.
Categories Blood disease
MeSH® ID D018921
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DiseasesHemic and Lymphatic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hematologic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Leukocyte Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Leukostasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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