Leukemoid reaction

Definition
A leukemoid reaction is a reaction resembling leukemia, but is actually due to other conditions such as infections or other disease processes. As with leukemia, a person having a leukemoid reaction has a disorganized increase in immature white blood cells in the blood and bone marrow.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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