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Annals of Hematology

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 55–56 | Cite as

Spurious macrocytosis associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: report of two cases

  • K. Moridaira
  • H. Murakami
  • T. Kitahara
  • J. Tamura
  • T. Matsushima
  • M. Sawamura
  • T. Naruse
  • K. Kubota
  • N. Tsukamoto
  • S. Sato
  • J. Tsuchiya
Case Report

Summary

We report two rare cases of spurious macrocytosis (SM) associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma caused by cold agglutinin. SM was reversed, accompanied by the regression of lymphoma in case 1 but not in case 2, where the lymphoma was refractory to the chemotherapy. It is strongly suggested that lymphoma cells were related to the production of cold agglutinin and the cause of SM.

Key words

Macrocytosis Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Cold agglutinin 

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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Moridaira
    • 1
  • H. Murakami
    • 1
  • T. Kitahara
    • 1
  • J. Tamura
    • 1
  • T. Matsushima
    • 1
  • M. Sawamura
    • 1
  • T. Naruse
    • 1
  • K. Kubota
    • 1
  • N. Tsukamoto
    • 1
  • S. Sato
    • 1
  • J. Tsuchiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Gunma University School of Medicine and National Takasaki HospitalGunmaJapan

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