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One hundred Chinese patients who received induction cytotoxic therapy for malignant lymphoma were prospectively studied to determine the incidence, morbidity, mortality, and predisposing factors for reactivation of hepatitis B virus replication during cytotoxic therapy. In 18 (67%) hepatitis B surface antigen-positive and 10 (14%) hepatitis B surface(More)
The alpha-thalassemia-2 (alpha-thal-2) genotype or mild alpha-thalassemia gene consists of a single structural alpha-globin gene on the chromosome that normally bears two alpha-globin genes. We used blot hybridization to investigate variation in the molecular organization of this genotype and to determine the distributions of these variations in the world(More)
BACKGROUND Normally, one pair of each of the two alpha-globin genes, alpha1 and alpha2, resides on each copy of chromosome 16. In hemoglobin H disease, three of these four alpha-globin genes are affected by a deletion, a mutation, or both. We studied the alpha1-globin gene abnormalities and the clinical and hematologic features of Chinese patients with(More)
The clinical records and histological material from 294 adult Chinese patients with malignant lymphoma were examined. These patients were first seen at the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, during the 8-year period 1975-82. There were 27 patients (9.2%) with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and 267 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The median age at presentation was(More)
The surface molecule CD56 marks a category of malignant lymphoma of putative natural killer (NK) cell origin. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 24 cases of CD56+ NK lymphoma/leukaemia to define the clinicopathologic and prognostic features of this specific group of lymphomas. 56 cases of nasal lymphomas and 204 cases with an initial diagnosis of(More)
Four Chinese patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and asymptomatic chronic hepatitis B infection developed fulminant hepatitis three to four weeks after two to five courses of chemotherapy. One was initially positive for hepatitis B e antigen and three were positive for antibody to HBeAg. They had normal initial serum aminotransferase levels. In all four(More)
Accelerated cellular repopulation has been described as a response of tumors to fractionated irradiation in both normal tissue and tumor systems. To identify the mechanisms by which cells enhance their proliferative rate in response to clinically used doses of ionizing radiation (IR) we have studied human mammary and squamous carcinoma cells which are(More)
Seventy patients with malignant lymphomas, including the entity known as polymorphic reticulosis (PR), involving the nose, nasal sinuses, nasopharynx, oropharynx (excluding tonsil), and larynx were studied. There were 26 cases of PR, 19 cases of lymphoma with features of PR (ML[PR]) and 25 cases of conventional lymphomas. Fourteen of the 25 conventional(More)
Eleven restriction site polymorphisms in the beta-globin gene cluster were determined in 48 Chinese with homozygous beta-thalassemia and their parents. Seven haplotypes were identified as associated with the beta thal chromosome and 25 with the beta A chromosome. The distribution of the various beta thal haplotypes in different regions of South China was(More)
Analysis of alpha and zeta genes in 101 healthy normals and hospitalized patients with non-haematological diseases revealed a 3% incidence of alpha thalassaemia in the local Chinese population of Hong Kong. Triple alpha genes were found in only one person while triple zeta genes were more prevalent, occurring in 13 subjects. Studies of 28 unselected(More)