A 22 year old female complains of fatigue, headaches, and oozing gums.


Question Number 0825
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A 22 year old female complains of fatigue, headaches, and oozing gums. On physical examination, she is found to have a low grade fever, pallor and petechiae. Laboratory tests are done, including a CBC with differential. Her white blood count is 45,000/cu mm and thrombocytopenia. Her blood smear shows numerous blast cells. Auer rods are visualized. She is negative for Philadelphia chromosome. Which of the following is most likely?
a) acute lymphoblastic leukemia
b) acute myelogenous leukemia
c) chronic lymphoblastic leukemia
d) chronic myelogenous leukemia
e) hairy cell leukemia


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