Beverley J Rowbotham

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Peripheral blood lymphocytes were studied using OKT3, OKT4 and OKT8 monoclonal antibodies in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ITP) before and after high dose gammaglobulin therapy. Total lymphocyte counts increased in 8 of 10 patients studied within 16 weeks of presentation (acute ITP) but decreased in all 6 with chronic (6 months-14 years)(More)
The measurement of crosslinked fibrin derivatives in plasma has received evaluation as a screening test in the diagnosis of venous thrombosis. Plasma samples were taken from 104 patients undergoing venography because of clinical suspicion of lower limb venous thrombosis. The samples were assayed using a monoclonal antibody identifying an epitope on D dimer(More)
Fourteen of 100 geriatric nursing home patients were shown to have evidence of carotid sinus hypersensitivity. The incidence of syncope and falls was noted in prospective follow-up over 33 months. Falls were classified as either simple or complicated by laceration or fracture. Patients experienced simple falls at similar rates whether carotid sinus(More)
Non-tropical idiopathic splenomegaly (NTIS) is thought to predispose to the development of lymphoid neoplasia of B-cell type. We report a case of NTIS that evolved into a T-lymphoproliferative disorder. Review of the literature suggests that this type of evolution is not uncommon. The role of splenectomy in this progression is discussed.
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Iron overload is an uncommon complication of untransfused chronic hemolytic anemias. This paper describes only the fourth reported case of erythrocyte pyruvate kinase deficiency and iron overload. Important aspects of this case are the presence of the HLA genotype commonly associated with genetic (idiopathic) hemochromatosis and a history of ingestion of(More)