The value of immunoperoxidase studies in the diagnosis of 2 cases of acute leukaemia

Scand J Haematol. 1983 Mar;30(3):207-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0609.1983.tb01474.x.


2 cases of acute leukaemia in which the precise diagnosis was established using the immunoperoxidase technique on particle sections, a method not usually employed for acute leukaemias, are reported. Morphologically and cytochemically these cases were initially diagnosed as acute megakaryoblastic (case 1) and acute monocytic (case 2) leukaemia. Based on the immunoperoxidase studies, these diagnoses were corrected to DiGuglielmo's disease (case 1) and plasma cell leukaemia (case 2).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Leukemia, Monocytic, Acute / diagnosis*
  • Leukemia, Monocytic, Acute / immunology
  • Leukemia, Monocytic, Acute / pathology
  • Male
  • Thrombocythemia, Essential / diagnosis*
  • Thrombocythemia, Essential / immunology
  • Thrombocythemia, Essential / pathology