W. COOPER, M.B., B.Ch. (Wits.), M.R.C.P. (Edin.)
The importance of recognizing disseminated tuberculosis as a cause of obscure blood disorders cannot be sufficiently emphasized. Unless early diagnosis of the underlying disease is made and appropriate treatment given, a fatal outcome is almost inevitable. The purpose of this paper is to record a case of pancytopenia due to disseminated tuberculosis, and again to draw attention to the difficulties encountered in diagnosis. Another interesting feature of this case was that splenectomy restored the blood to normal, supporting the contention that in at least some of these cases hypersplenism is an important factor, responsible for the hematologic disturbance.
COOPER W. PANCYTOPENIA ASSOCIATED WITH DISSEMINATED TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1497–1501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-6-1497
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(6):1497-1501.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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