Delayed maturation of skin window macrophages in myelodysplastic syndromes.


Blood monocyte differentiation to macrophages was examined in nine patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes using the skin window technique. Emigrated cells were stained cytochemically for acid phosphatase reaction after 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12 and 23 h. Compared to age-matched controls, seven patients showed a significant delay in lysosomal enzyme… (More)


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