Leukapheresis in the management of chronic leukemia

I. E. Fortuny, L. Crandall, J. McCullough

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The cell separator apparatus provides an unusual opportunity to study chronic leukemia by removal of large stores of leukocytes in a short period of time. The results of leukapheresis suggested that in the symptomatic stage, only a partial, temporary improvement can be induced, failing to return the patient to a physiologically steady state. leukapheresis in the management of chronic myelogenous leukemia suggests that leukocytosis is not unrelenting, provided the cell removal mechanisms are effective. Mechanical aid in cell removal may provide a useful means of decreasing a white cell mass which the normal removal mechanisms are no longer able to dispose of.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-676
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973


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