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The bone marrow normally is capable of increasing production as much as
sixfold to eightfold through an increased rate of development from the primitive
precursors. Anemia ensues when the normal fine balance between production, ...
A second important mechanism of neutropenia is toxic damage to the bone
marrow. Chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer and leukemia
often produce leukopenia (and neutropenia) by damaging the bone marrow.
In such cases, abnormal immature cells may nevertheless be seen in the blood.
In all forms of acute leukemia the typical cells are found in abundance in the
bone marrow. "Aleukemic" leukemia refers to those instances of leukemia in
which no ...
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