V. GEORGOULIAS; N. PAPANICOLAOU; D. LOUKOPOULOS; PH. FESSAS
To the editor: The clinical review of Golumb, Catovsky, and Golde (1), based on 71 cases of hairy cell leukemia, stresses its clinical and laboratory characteristics and the prognostic factors important for therapy and predicting the evolution of the disease. Some of their patients had" features of hepatomegaly, abnormalities in liver function tests, elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase, and characteristic infiltrates of hairy cells in portal areas and hepatic cords. Nevertheless, in only one patient did preterminal jaundice develop.
Three patients have recently been hospitalized in our department who had hairy cell leukemia; two of them died with clinical and
GEORGOULIAS V, PAPANICOLAOU N, LOUKOPOULOS D, FESSAS P. The Liver in Hairy Cell Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;93:380–381. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-2-380_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(2):380-381.
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