Chronic Monocytic Leukemias

  • G. Meuret
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 27)


It is impossible to derive clear definitions of chronic monocytic leukemias from the publications available today [1, 3–6,8,17,19,20]. The descriptions are not confined to pure forms of chronic monocytic leukemias. They do comprise, however, distinct types of myelomonocytic leukemias whose symptomatology is dominated by hyperproliferation of monocytopoiesis. Pure chronic monocytic leukemias are very rare. To our knowledge detailed and complete analyses of such cases are still lacking. Therefore, it seems justified to concentrate on findings obtained by systematic examination of two representative patients [10, 14].


Blood Monocyte Atypical Cell Monocytic Leukemia Peripheral Lymphatic Tissue Lysozyme Level 
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