Robert W Blewitt

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The use of cyclosporin in the transplant setting is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of the development of lymphoproliferative disorders. These are predominantly but not always related to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. We report a cutaneous CD30(+) T-cell lymphoma in a patient with atopic eczema during low-dose cyclosporin(More)
AIMS Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia is a rare inherited disease in which telangiectases affect skin, mucous membranes and the gastrointestinal tract. Hepatic involvement is common but usually asymptomatic. We report a case of acute hepatic disintegration in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, document the histopathological findings and present a(More)
An analysis of the reports on 16 patients who developed cardiac tamponade, complicating the use of central venous catheters, showed that 14 died. The two survivors were treated by removal of the catheter and needle aspiration of the pericardial fluid. Some patients complained of warning symptoms such as nausea, pain, and dyspnoea, and the combination of(More)
The kinetics, specificity and morphology of cytolethal responses have been studied in human glucocorticoid-sensitive and -insensitive lymphoid cell lines (HLCL) and fibroblasts following treatment with high (10(-3)M) and low (10(-6)M) doses of steroid. The high dose cytolethal response appears non-specific occurring in all cell lines with every steroid(More)
A preliminary attempt has been made to characterise a small series of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) by morphometric means using the Quantimet 720 Kontron MOP/AMO3 image analysis systems. In most cases it was found that the distribution of nuclear area and correlation between mean nuclear area and frequency per unit field, corresponded closely with tumour(More)
BACKGROUND The nature of melanocytic naevi is unknown notwithstanding their considerable significance for clinician and pathologist and despite the wealth of existing knowledge about melanocyte biology. OBJECTIVES To investigate how far a simple mutational model can explain the clinical and pathological features of melanocytic naevi, in particular their(More)
Three patients with multiple lymphoid polyps of the small intestine--two with nodular lymphoid hyperplasia and one with multiple lymphomatous polyposis--developed high-grade B-cell lymphomas. A literature search has revealed only 10 previous cases of nodular lymphoid hyperplasia complicated by lymphoma and none of an association between multiple(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism has been described previously in association with malignancy, but to our knowledge has not been reported in association with primary cutaneous lymphoma. We report two cases of parathyroid adenoma with primary cutaneous lymphoma, the first in a 42-year-old woman with CD30-negative cutaneous large cell lymphoma, and the second in a(More)