Clinical course of the patient regarding peripheral cell counts, including absolute neutrophil count, hemoglobin, white blood cells (A) and platelets (B). The white blood cell count (red areas in A) was high on the first presentation, then decreased to its lowest level during the first month of induction therapy. The hemoglobin (green area in A) curve was elevated after induction because of the destruction of malignant cells by chemotherapy. The absolute neutrophil count (blue) was low from the beginning through the induction treatment period. All three parameters were markedly elevated after completion of the induction treatment phase. The platelets curve (B) indicates severe thrombocytopenia with a subsequent increase in platelets until reaching 300,000 cells at 40 days after induction treatment. ANC, Absolute neutrophil count; WBC, White blood cells.