This is the Clinical Pathology Case of the Month for February, 1996.
Valerie A. Holst, MD,
Lila S. Penchansky, MD, and
Charles A. Richert, MD
Published on line in February 1996
The patient is a 68 year old female with an increased white blood cell count showing a left shift in the granulocytic series after an examination for a sore throat and an ulcer in her mouth. Anemia and thrombocytopenia are also present. This bone marrow is submitted to rule out CML versus AML. Current medications include Premarin, Oscal, Amoxicillin, and Ambien.