Shiue-Wei Lai

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BCR-ABL tyrosine-kinase inhibitors are the first-line therapy for the majority of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Up to 20% of patients who have imatinib-treated CML in blast crisis (BC) experience a relapse in the central nervous system (CNS) due to the poor penetration of the drug by the blood-brain barrier. The present case reports a(More)
BACKGROUND The common differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia in young Asian men includes iron deficiency anemia (IDA), α-thalassemia (αT) and β-thalassemia (βT). In this study, we aimed to distinguish between these diseases in a distinct population of young men using a specific index. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the laboratory(More)
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