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Is leukemia like agranulocytosis?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Different

Agranulocytosis is abscence of granulocyte- or known as neutrophils/segmented white blood cell.
There are different causes of agranulocytosis- like drug, congenital etc. Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In leukemia, normal blood cells can be supressed by the abnormal leukemic cells- and patient can be presented with low /abscence of granulocytes, as well as anemia or decrease in platelets.

In brief: Different

Agranulocytosis is abscence of granulocyte- or known as neutrophils/segmented white blood cell.
There are different causes of agranulocytosis- like drug, congenital etc. Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In leukemia, normal blood cells can be supressed by the abnormal leukemic cells- and patient can be presented with low /abscence of granulocytes, as well as anemia or decrease in platelets.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood producing cells of the bone marrow.
Agranulocytosis is the absence of granulocytes, also know as neutrophils. These are very different diseases.

In brief: No

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood producing cells of the bone marrow.
Agranulocytosis is the absence of granulocytes, also know as neutrophils. These are very different diseases.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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