Two types of the disease are commonly distinguished: the myelogenous and the lymphatic.
The leukocyte count is high, but lower than in the myelogenous type.
Eosinophilic myelocytes are found only in myelogenous leukemia, where they are often very numerous.
Eosinophil myelocytes are almost constantly present in myelogenous leukæmia and in anæmia pseudolymphatica infantum.
(c) They are decreased in chronic lymphatic leukemia, and greatly increased in the myelogenous form.
A notable increase is limited almost exclusively to myelogenous leukemia, where they are sometimes very numerous.
Their presence in the blood in considerable numbers is diagnostic of myelogenous leukemia.
In myelogenous leukemia myelocytes usually constitute more than 20 per cent.
myelogenous my·e·log·e·nous (mī-ə-lŏj'ə-nəs)
Produced by or originating in the bone marrow.