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Cytopenias: Reactive and Neoplastic

  • Sanam Loghavi
  • Robert P. Hasserjian
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Abstract

Cytopenias are the most common peripheral blood count abnormality that come to medical attention and, in a subset of cases, stimulate performance of a bone marrow biopsy. Cytopenias encompass anemia, leukopenia (most often reduction of the absolute neutrophil count, but also including monocytopenia and lymphopenia), and thrombocytopenia. They may be isolated, involving only one cell line, or may involve two or all three cell lines (pancytopenia).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HematopathologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, WRN244Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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