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Three patients with megakaryoblastic leukaemia are described. All three presented with pancytopenia, a few blast cells in the peripheral blood and absence of overt hepatosplenomegaly. In two of them bone marrow aspiration yielded a dry tap. Histological investigation of the bone marrow indicated that the megakaryocytic cell line was the dominant(More)
20 patients with severe aplastic anemia were treated with anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), 6 of them in combination with haplo-identical bone marrow. 7 patients (35%) showed a good clinical response within 6 months; they were off transfusions and had greater than or equal to 0.8 x 10(9)/l neutrophils. ATG had the greatest effect on red-cell production and the(More)
Bone scintigraphy with Tc-99m HEDP was performed in 30 patients on maintenance hemodialysis, and the results of quantitative analysis were compared with those of a normal group. To permit this comparison, elevated background activity due to the absence of renal radiotracer excretion was reduced by hemodialysis to levels found in the normals. Histologic(More)
A follow-up study of 10 patients suffering from acquired aplastic anaemia, comprising methocrylate-embedded bone marrow biopsies and CFU cultures, is presented. The haematopoietic recovery patterns and changes in the inflammatory infiltration after permanent engraftment could be distinguished from those in non-transplanted patients. After anti-thymocyte(More)
In 53 patients with aplastic anemia (AA) a number of parameters concerning immune responsiveness were analyzed. Severe monocytopenia and B-lymphocytopenia was detected in most patients, especially in those with diffuse lymphocyte infiltration in the bone marrow. T-inducer (OKT4)/T-suppressor (OKT8) ratios were normal. The mean IgG level was significantly(More)
18 patients with Paget's disease were treated orally with (3-amino-1-hydroxypropylidene)-1, 1-bisphosphonate (A.P.D.). In most cases bone resorption became normal within a week of treatment, whereas the return to normal bone formation took 3-6 months; this difference produced a transient imbalance between resorption and formation. In biopsy specimens taken(More)
Bone marrow histology plays a crucial role in the clinical diagnosis of aplastic anaemia. The nature of the disease means that few studies are available on the histological changes which occur in the early stages of the development of aplasia. We describe here an animal model which may have some relevance in this respect. Rabbits were chronically exposed to(More)
The data on hairy-cell leukaemia (HCL) and resembling disorders in the literature and in our patients were analyzed to determine which clinical features and laboratory data are important for the recognition of HCL in an early stage. In pancytopenic patients the typical pattern of bone marrow involvement in HCL and the low number of monocytes in the(More)