Report of a case with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: demonstration of leukemic monocytes lacking nonspecific esterase by flow cytometry using monoclonal antibodies.


Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a rare leukemia, which is now included in myelodysplastic syndromes. In a small number of patients with CMML, problems in the diagnosis have been reported, especially when atypical morphological features in both monocytic and granulocytic cells due to dysmyelopoiesis are prominent, or when cytochemical… (More)