German R. Stemmelin, MD; Jorge Bernaciak, MD; José G. Casas, MD
To the Editors: We read with great interest the letter by Tenholder and colleagues (1), who reported the association of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia with the myelodysplastic syndrome (refractory anemia with excess blasts). According to the authors, this report is the first in the literature of this rare association. We describe here a second case with a different kind of myelodysplastic syndrome: chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
A 70-year-old man was hospitalized with a 2-week history of fever, nonproductive cough, sore throat, a flu-like illness, malaise, mild dyspnea, and weight loss. Crepitant rales were heard along his right lung. He had hepatosplenomegaly.
Stemmelin GR, Bernaciak J, Casas JG. Bronchiolitis with Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;114:912–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-10-912_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(10):912-913.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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