The Editors retract the above-mentioned Blood Work illustration. The format of the publication did not match the Blood Work submission criteria. Blood Work is an educational tool for physicians and hematology students using photomicrographs and brief case descriptions. The purpose of the peer review process for Blood Work is identification of instructive images and not the evaluation of research studies; hence, the description of new research is inappropriate. In this case, the conclusions of the described case could have misled the readers of Blood and could have been misconstrued as fully vetted research results. No misconduct on the part of any of the authors was involved.
The authors did not consent to the retraction.