CHARLES F. WINKLER, M.D.; CLIFFORD V. JENNINGS, M.D.
To the editor: We have read with interest the article by Brearley and colleagues, "Hairy-Cell Leukemia Presenting As Aplastic Anemia'' (1). We have had similar experiences while seeing patients on the service of Dr. Lung T. Yam. We wish to report one case in which the diagnosis of hairy-cell leukemia was not difficult but which behaved as a typical case of aplastic anemia.
A 55-year-old white man was seen in July 1975 because of weakness, pancytopenia, and splenomegaly. Laboratory data showed a hemoglobin of 9.8 g/dL; hematocrit 31.3%, mean corpuscular volume 96 μm3; mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration 31.7%; leukocyte count
WINKLER CF, JENNINGS CV. Hairy-Cell Leukemia and Aplastic Anemia. Ann Intern Med. ;91:794–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-794_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(5):794-795.
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