Pathology – MCQ 38 – Peripheral smear with increased neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and platelet

A peripheral smear with increased neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and platelets is highly suggestive of:
a) Acute myeloid leukemia
b) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
c) Chronic myelogenous leukemia
d) Myelodysplastic syndrome

Correct answer : c) Chronic myelogenous leukemia

CML is characterised by increase in neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and platelets. None of the other conditions mentioned show increase in basophils and eosinophils.

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