Nikolaos J. Tsagarakis

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Iron overload and hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection, have been implicated in the evolution of liver disease, in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassaemia major (BTM). However, the impact of these factors in late stages of liver disease in adults with BTM, has not been extensively studied. AIMS To investigate serum indices of iron(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to test an easy-to-perform flow cytometric (FCM) assay for the routine investigation for diagnosis of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), through the simultaneous detection of PNH clones on immature reticulocytes (i-RET) and granulocytes. METHODS During the last 5 years, eight patients were diagnosed with PNH in(More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) comprise a heterogenous group of clonal hematopoietic disorders in which the immune-mediated pathogenetic mechanisms are under investigation. Overrepresentation of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR2 and its serologic split HLA-DR15 has been associated with low-risk MDS in certain ethnic groups and has been proposed as a(More)
Endocrine complications due to haemosiderosis are present in a significant number of patients with beta-thalassemia major (BTM) worldwide and often become barriers in their desire for parenthood. Thus, although spontaneous fertility can occur, the majority of females with BTM is infertile due to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) and need assisted(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate a flow cytometric assay for the detection of malignant effusions. METHODS During the last 4-year period, 125 effusions suspicious for malignancy were prospectively analyzed by flow cytometry and conventional cytology. A three-step flow cytometric assay was performed, beginning with an initial informative(More)
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