*Corresponding author:Kazuo Oshimi, Department of Hematology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, and Kushiro Central Hospital, Japan
Received: January 30, 2018; Published: February 12, 2018
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When I was young, I was wondering why the size of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells described in Western countries is always smaller than that of our Japanese patients. Do we have a different disease? But, I found later that this difference is caused by the methods how blood smears are dried .
Keywords: How to dry blood smears; Natural-air drying; Forced air drying; Hairy cell leukemia; LGL leukemia
Abbreviations: HCL: Hairy Cell Leukemia; LGL: Large Granular Lymphocytes; LGLL: Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; T-LGLL: T Cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; NK: Natural Killer; FAB: French American British; RBC: Red Blood Cells