Mariano Linares; Isidro Jarque; Pedro Pallares; Teresa Tuset
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To the Editor: Improvement of several hematologic disorders after viral hepatitis has been reported. In two studies the duration of remission and survival were superior for patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia who developed hepatitis when compared with those without hepatitis (1, 2). Two patients with the myelodysplastic syndrome had improved erythrocyte production and lost their chronic transfusion requirement when they developed non-A, non-B hepatitis (3). Complete peripheral blood remission has been reported in patients with hairy cell leukemia after hepatitis (4, 5).
A 69-year-old man was seen in June 1987 because of anemia. He had a 2-year history of trigeminal
Linares M, Jarque I, Pallares P, Tuset T. Recovery from Aplastic Anemia after Non-A, Non-B Posttransfusion Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. ;109:513–514. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-6-513
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(6):513-514.
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