Hemophagocytosis by leukemic blasts in B lymphoblastic leukemia with t(12;21)(p13;q22); TEL-AML1 (ETV6-RUNX1): a case report.

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Blasts showing hemophagocytosis have been very rarely reported in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We report a pediatric case of B lymphoblastic leukemia (BLL) with t(12;21)(p13;q22); TEL-AML1 (ETV6-RUNX1) showing erythrophagocytosis and thrombophagocytosis by leukemic blasts. About 4% of the leukemic blasts in marrow aspirate smears showed phagocytosis of… (More)

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