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1) Why anemia, thromobocytopenia in acute+chronic leukemia?
It is clonal expansion of pluripotent stem cells so ther should be increase in RBC, platelet, wbc

2) CML should have anemia in 50% because of half are normal...

3) Why WBC increase in every leukemia
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The way to answer the first question is asking yourself "What's really happening to RBCs and Platelets".

Why WBCs increase in every leukemia?

Well, every time there's going to be infections, neutrophils will show up; and what are neutrophils? WBCs. So every time you get an infection, you will have increase WBCs because of neutrophils.

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I think it is becuz of poor differentiation..am i ryt?

That is what i am asking how nutrophil count increases. becuz ther is problem with stem cells so like other cells nutrophil count should be low ..

PS: FORGOT TO EDIT MY 2ND question i meant CML SHOULD HAVE ANEMIA IN 50% casses becuz in chronic conditions some mature cells are also present as like CLL BUT IT IS WRITTEN THAT ALL CASSES ARE ANEMIC.
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