Georgios Paterakis

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We present a cohort of 22 patients with type 2 dendritic cell (DC2) acute leukemia (or blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm-BPDCN, as it has been recently named), diagnosed in Greece over the past 12-year period, according to the main clinical and immunophenotypic features of this entity. Four additional cases are discussed, classified as leukemia(More)
OBJECTIVES Red blood cell microparticles (RBCm) have potential adverse vascular effects and they have been shown to be elevated in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The purpose of this study is to investigate their relationship with biochemical infarct size. METHODS RBCm were quantified with flow cytometry in blood drawn from 60 STEMI patients(More)
BACKGROUND Red blood cell and platelet microparticles (RBCm and PLTm, respectively) have drawn research attention as to their potential prothrombotic and vasoconstrictive effects in experimental settings. However, the relevance of circulating microparticles in clinical settings is largely undetermined. METHODS Circulating microparticles were quantified(More)
The 5-transmembrane receptor AC133 is expressed on a subpopulation of human hematopoietic cells that includes the CD34(bright) cells. We evaluated the developmental potential of AC133+CD34(bright) and AC133(dim/-)CD34+ cells isolated from 5 cord blood (CB) samples by studying the in vitro proliferative and differentiative potential of each population in(More)
According to the WHO–EORTC classification, plasmacytoid DC (pDC) leukemia/lymphoma represents a discrete entity with characteristic biological and clinical features. Despite high response rates with intensified induction therapy, relapse is frequent, allo-SCT increases the chance of long-term survival. A 57-year-old male presented with a 10-day history of(More)
Type 2 dendritic cell (DC2) acute leukemia has been recently described. We report here an unusual case of a 17-yr-old adolescent with overlapping features of DC2 and myeloid/NK cell precursor acute leukemia as defined by Suzuki et al. The patient presented with lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly without extranodal manifestations in skin or elsewhere.(More)
Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic agent from the benzodiazepine group indicated for treatment-resistant schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions. Using clozapine earlier on once a case appears to be refractory limits both social and personal morbidity of chronic psychosis. However treatment with second-generation antipsychotics is often(More)
Although primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is usually associated with human herpes virus-8/Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (HHV-8/KSHV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there are several reports of HHV-8/KSHV and HIV negative cases, mainly in the setting of immunodeficiency. Here, we report the second case of PEL associated with idiopathic T4(More)
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is the presence of small B-cell clones in the peripheral blood of healthy subjects. Most MBL have the characteristic phenotype of chronic lymphocyte leukemia (chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)-like MBL), and depending on the number of monoclonal B-cells, may characterize a preclinical stage of the CLL. However, there(More)
Aggressive lymphomas can present with symptoms mimicking life-threatening infection. Flow cytometry (FC) is usually recommended for the classification and staging of lymphomas in patients with organomegaly and atypical cells in effusions and blood, after the exclusion of other possible diagnoses. FC may also have a place in the initial diagnostic(More)