E. DEL POTRO, M.D.; I. KRSNIK, M.D.; J. DIAZ MEDIA VILLA, M.D.; A. VILLEGAS, M.D.; D. ESPINOS, M.D.; M.T. FERRO, M.D.
To the editor: The French-American-British (FAB) Group (1) has proposed several revisions in an attempt to improve their classification of acute myeloid leukemia. For Bloomfield and Brunning (2), the new criteria resolve some difficulties, but they believe that immunologic and cytogenetic findings must be added to resolve the remaining problems. We write to present a case that shows the importance of the new diagnostic criteria for the differential diagnosis between erythroleukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome in a patient with interesting chromosomal findings.
A 78-year-old man with a 3-week history of asthenia presented with pallor; a systolic murmur, and 3-cm hepatomegaly. Laboratory
DEL POTRO E, KRSNIK I, DIAZ MEDIA VILLA J, VILLEGAS A, ESPINOS D, FERRO M. Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Erythroleukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;104:281. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-281
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):281.
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