Sophie H Otton

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This paper studies the use of recombinant human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (rh G CSF) as a single treatment modality in serologically proven autoimmune neutropenia. We present six cases, all of whom had severe neutropenia resulting in recurrent infections and oral ulceration. A response, characterised by an increase in mean neutrophil count and a(More)
The results of unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation are continually improving. These improved results are due to a better understanding of the complications of the procedure and the devising of strategies to avoid them. Nonetheless, many problems remain. This review will address some of the major controversies of the field including the indications(More)
A detailed ophthalmic evaluation including slitlamp biomicroscopy, measurement of corneal sensitivity using Cochet and Bonnet aesthesiometer, Schirmer's test and Goldmann applanation tonometry was carried out in 89 patients of Hansen's disease attending the leprosy clinic with or without ocular symptoms and willing to undergo eye evaluation. Thirty-one(More)
Peripheral T cell lymphocytosis is a rare finding in association with malignant thymomas. In the majority of previous cases, the tumours have behaved aggressively with symptoms arising from local invasion. We describe a patient with ocular myasthenia gravis who presented with a rapidly progressive polymyositis and neuropathy and who was subsequently found(More)
BACKGROUND Haematological malignancy is an important cause of pleural effusion. Pleural effusions secondary to haematological malignancy are usually lymphocyte predominant. However, several other conditions such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, and chronic heart failure also cause lymphocytic effusions. Lymphocyte subset (LS) analysis may be a useful test to(More)
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