NICULAE CIOBANU, M.D.; MICHAEL ANDREEFF, M.D., Ph.D; BIJAN SAFAI, M.D.; BENJAMIN KOZINER, M.D.; ROLAND MERTELSMANN, M.D. Ph.D.
The bone marrow aspirate from a leukopenic homosexual patient with Kaposi's sarcoma showed a minimal increase (10%) in the blast count with 25% of mononuclear cells positive for terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase. Flow cytometry study detected a hyperdiploid clone representing 47% of the marrow cell population. The findings are consistent with a lymphoblastic neoplasia in preleukemic phase.
CIOBANU N, ANDREEFF M, SAFAI B, et al. Lymphoblastic Neoplasia in a Homosexual Patient with Kaposi's Sarcoma. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:151–155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-151
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