E. SHANBROM, M.D.; R. L. WESTERMAN, M.D.
This report is concerned with an unusual case of hypersplenism which we believe should be considered congenital in nature. It is a unique study because this patient was born in a Panama hospital and was seen at Gorgas Hospital for all subsequent medical examinations and treatments during her 13 years of life. This case is unique also in that the hypersplenism first manifested itself by an anemia which later became associated with basophilic stippling, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. Because of these unusual features the case is presented in detail.
A 13 year old white girl was admitted to Gorgas
SHANBROM E, WESTERMAN RL. CONGENITAL HYPERSPLENISM WITH PANCYTOPENIA AND BASOPHILIC STIPPLING: THERAPEUTIC FAILURE OF ACTH AND SPLENECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:160–165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-160
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):160-165.
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