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Leukemoid reaction

A leukemoid reaction is a reactive increase in the white blood cell count, which can mimic leukemia.The reaction is actually due to an infection or another disease and is not a sign of cancer.

Blood counts usually return to normal when the underlying condition is treated.

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References

Nola M, Dotlic S. The hematopoietic and lymphoid systems. In: Damjanov I, ed.Pathology Secrets

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Update Date 5/29/2014