Which physical findings are characteristic of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Sandy D Kotiah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The physical examination can reveal pallor, petechiae, and areas of ecchymoses. Bleeding from the gums may be evident. A flow murmur can be heard in patients with severe anemia. Neurologic deficits or headaches may be present if central nervous system (CNS) involvement has occurred.


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