“Faggot Neutrophils!” in Non-acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: A Rare Occurrence

  • Anurag GuptaEmail author
  • Krishna G. Reddy
  • Manu Goyal


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hematopathology and Molecular GeneticsAMPATHNallagandla, Serilingampally, HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Manipal Super Specialty HospitalVijayawadaIndia

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