Peripheral blood examination. (a) The patient’s peripheral blood smear shows leukocytosis with neutrophilia, left shift, and toxic granulation (Wright’s stain, 40x). (b) Scattered medium size atypical cells are present. These cells feature prominent nuclear irregularities and vacuoles (Wright’s stain, 100x oil). (c) Atypical cells have pseudopodial cytoplasmic projections (Wright’s stain, 50x oil).