What is the role of CBC and coagulation studies in the diagnostic workup for Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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CBC counts may reveal pancytopenia (anemia, thrombocytopenia, and/or leukopenia) due to the involvement of the bone marrow. Coagulation studies (prothrombin time [PT], partial thromboplastin time [PTT], and fibrinogen) should be performed to evaluate the presence of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC).


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