Proposed diagnostic criteria and classification of basophilic leukemias and related disorders

@article{Valent2017ProposedDC,
  title={Proposed diagnostic criteria and classification of basophilic leukemias and related disorders},
  author={Peter Valent and Karl Sotlar and Katharina Blatt and Karin Hartmann and Andreas Reiter and Irina Sadovnik and Wolfgang R Sperr and Peter Bettelheim and Cem Akin and Karin Bauer and Tracy I George and Emir Hadzijusufovic and Dominik Georg Friedrich Wolf and Jason R. Gotlib and F-X Mahon and Dean D Metcalfe and H P Horny and Michel Arock},
  journal={Leukemia},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={788-797}
}
Basophils form a distinct cell lineage within the hematopoietic cell family. In various myeloid neoplasms, including chronic myeloid leukemia, basophilia is frequently seen. Acute and chronic basophilic leukemias, albeit rare, have also been described. However, no generally accepted criteria and classification of basophilic leukemias have been presented to date. To address this unmet need, a series of Working Conferences and other meetings were organized between March 2015 and March 2016. The… CONTINUE READING