WANN LANGSTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; O. A. WHITE, M.D.; J. D. ASHLEY JR.
In 1939 Wiseman and Doan7 described a new syndrome closely related to congenital hemolytic icterus and essential thrombocytopenic purpura. The chief features of this condition are splenic enlargement accompanied by an absolute neutropenia in the peripheral blood. The neutropenia is relieved by splenectomy. These authors presented three cases in 1939 and five additional cases in 1942.2 Moore and Bierbaum reported a similar case in 1939,3 and Muether, Moore, Steward and Brown recorded another in 1941.4 The purpose of this paper is to present one additional case also treated with splenectomy with favorable response.
The patient, T. H., is
LANGSTON W, WHITE OA, ASHLEY JD. SPLENIC NEUTROPENIA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SPLENECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:667–672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-4-667
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(4):667-672.
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