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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to characterize clinicopathological features of acute panmyelosis with myelofibrosis (APMF), acute megakaryoblastic leukemia with myelofibrosis (AMKL-MF), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) and myelodysplastic syndrome with myelofibrosis (MDS-MF) in order to provide the keys to the differential diagnosis of bone marrow (BM)(More)
BACKGROUND Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in serum or hepatic tissue without detectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum. Kidney disease patients in the post-renal transplantation period are in a specific situation as a result of the high pre-transplantational risk of HBV infection and(More)
BACKGROUND The combined use of liquid media and solid media is recommended for mycobacterial culture. We evaluated diagnostic performance of combination of BACTEC Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT; Becton Dickinson, USA) and 2% Ogawa media (Korean Institute of Tuberculosis, Korea) for recovery of mycobacteria. METHODS In September 2007, 1,764(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the cause of discrepancies in the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities of quality control (QC) materials in two different analyzers using IFCC method. DESIGN AND METHODS ALP activities of patients' samples and QC materials (QC1 and QC2 from Bio-Rad) measured using TBA-200FR and Synchron LX-20 analyzers were compared and isoenzyme(More)
Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a very rare neoplasm that often shows an aggressive clinical course and systemic symptoms, such as fever, weight loss, adenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. It may present as localized or disseminated disease. We describe here a 63-yr-old male who manifested systemic symptoms, including fever, weight loss and(More)
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