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Prevention by Using Lithium Carbonate of Neutropenia Due to Antiblastics

  • U. Visca
  • F. Mensi
  • M. P. Spina
  • R. Bombara
  • B. Giraldi
  • A. Massari
  • F. Rossi
  • G. Santi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 127)

Abstract

For about two and a half years, since Gupta’s 1975 paper on the use of lithium in the Felty syndrome, we have made lithium therapy a part of our oncolytic regimes (Gupta et al., 1975). Incidentally, our first case was in fact a patient with the Felty syndrome and failed to respond, possibly because of poor patient compliance.

Keywords

Neutrophil Count Aplastic Anemia Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Monocyte Count Lithium Therapy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Visca
    • 1
  • F. Mensi
    • 1
  • M. P. Spina
    • 1
  • R. Bombara
    • 1
  • B. Giraldi
    • 1
  • A. Massari
    • 1
  • F. Rossi
    • 1
  • G. Santi
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Division of MedicinePredabissi Provincial HospitalMelegnano (Milano)Italy

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