Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage associated with lenalidomide

  • Mizu Sakai
  • Tetsuya Kubota
  • Yoshio Kuwayama
  • Takayuki Ikezoe
  • Akihito Yokoyama
Letter to the Editor

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mizu Sakai
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Kubota
    • 1
  • Yoshio Kuwayama
    • 1
  • Takayuki Ikezoe
    • 1
  • Akihito Yokoyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hematology and Respiratory MedicineKochi UniversityNankokuJapan

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