Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia, Not Otherwise Specified (CEL, NOS)

Author(s): Cherie H. Dunphy.

Journal Name:Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 8 , Issue 1 , 2012


Chronic eosinophilic leukemia, NOS (CEL, NOS) is considered a myeloproliferative neoplasm and is defined as a clonal proliferation of eosinophil precursors. This review presents the definition and characteristic cytomorphological, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic, and molecular features of CEL, NOS and discusses in depth the differential diagnoses. Following this presentation, the review then focuses on therapeutic approaches, including targeted therapy.

Keywords: Chronic eosinophilic leukemia, idiopathic hypereosinophilia, clonality

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Year: 2012
Page: [30 - 34]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157339412799462512