Test Findings
 

Basophilia

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Overview

  • Basophilia is the presence of increased numbers of circulating basophils.
  • Marked basophilia is classically a sign of myeloproliferative neoplasms such as CML.
    • Causes of Basophilia

    • Myeloproliferative neoplasms - chronic myeloid leukaemia, polycythaemia vera, myelofibrosis
    • Allergies - asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis
    • Inflammation - autoimmune disease, graft vs host disease
    • Lymphoma
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