Chronic lymphocytic leukemia vs Chronic myeloid leukemia

(C) – Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, peripheral blood smear: In CLL, the lymphocytes are excessively fragile. These lymphocytes are easily destroyed during slide preparation, forming “smudge cells“. CLL usually affect individuals older than 60 years of age.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

(D) – Chronic myeloid leukemia, peripheral blood smear. Promyelocytes, myelocytes and other stages of granulocytes are seen together. CML usually affect individuals from 30 to 60 years of age.

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)

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