MARGARET HAY EDWARDS, M.D.; JOHN A. WAGNER, M.D.; LOUIS A. M. KRAUSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although involvement of the spleen in sarcoidosis is relatively common,1 concomitant occurrence of splenic thrombocytopenia has not been widely noted. Recently, Partenheimer and Meredith2 reported a case of splenomegaly and neutropenia occurring in sarcoidosis which was relieved by splenectomy, and referred to six additional cases in the literature. Dameshek,3 in a review of hypersplenism, presented a case of splenic pancytopenia with nonhemolytic anemia secondary to the splenomegaly of sarcoidosis in which all the blood elements, including platelets, were depressed prior to splenectomy and elevated thereafter. Kunkel and Yesner4 were able to collect from the literature seven cases of sarcoid granulomata
EDWARDS MH, WAGNER JA, KRAUSE LAM. SARCOIDOSIS WITH THROMBOCYTOPENIA: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:803–812. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-4-803
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(4):803-812.
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