Auer rods stain purple and are present in leukemic blast cells.
Release of Auer rods can cause DIC (disseminate intravascular coagulation), a pathological activation of coagulation mechanisms.
Auer rods are seen in AML and their presence is virtually diagnostic of AML.
This is used in the treatment of AML and allows leukemic blasts to mature and differentiate further.
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