What are the peripheral smear findings in the workup of Waldenström macroglobulinemia?

Updated: May 29, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A peripheral smear may reveal plasmacytoid lymphocytes, normocytic normochromic red cells, and rouleaux formation. Neutropenia can be found in some patients. Thrombocytopenia is found in approximately 50% of patients with bleeding diathesis.


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