A. D. GINSBURG, M.D. F.R.C.P. (C)
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To the editor: With regard to the comment by Dr. C. R. Kjeldsberg (Ann Intern Med 79:288, 1973), that the report of Delamore and Geary (1) constitutes the only association of leukemia with oxymetholone therapy, may I draw attention to two other papers. In 19 patients with various types of refractory anemia treated with oxymetholone, 2 developed acute myeloblastic leukemia and one, a lymphoma (2). King and Burns (3) have described a patient who, 3 months after a short course of chloramphenicol, developed aplastic anemia, which responded to oxymetholone but was followed by the development of acute myeloblastic leukemia 4
GINSBURG AD. Oxymetholone and Hematologic Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;79:914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-914_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):914.
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