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Prevalence of erythrocyte haemoglobin H inclusions in unselected patients with clonal myeloid disorders.

Abstract:

Patients with clonal myeloid disorders, especially myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), may acquire alpha-thalassaemia. To estimate the prevalence of this erythrocyte phenotype, we examined brilliant cresyl blue-stained blood smears from 201 patients with neoplastic myeloid disorders and 282 controls (195 non-clonal anaemia, 62 with medical illnesses without anaemia and 25 healthy persons). Haemoglobin H inclusions were detected in 8/100 patients with MDS (8%) and 2/81 (2.5%) patients with myelop...

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Steensma, DP More by this author
Porcher, JC More by this author
Hanson, CA More by this author
Lathrop, CL More by this author
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Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
139
Issue:
3
Pages:
439-442
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
URN:
uuid:f209fad4-0252-4f01-a3c3-262ad7493272
Source identifiers:
125004
Local pid:
pubs:125004

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