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Auto-immune neutropenia occurring in association with malignant melanoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12469177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neutropenia is frequently observed in the practice of oncology, usually resulting from the use of cytotoxic drugs. Less frequently, neutropenia is due to infiltration of the bone marrow by malignant disease. Both of these usually cause some depletion of all haematopoietic linages. True isolated neutropenia is, in contrast, a less frequent phenomenon. We report a case of auto-immune neutropenia occurring in a patient with metastatic melanoma, and discuss the differential diagnosis and implications for patient management.
J D White; I R J MacPherson; T R J Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology reports     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1021-335X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol. Rep.     Publication Date:    2003 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-06     Completed Date:  2003-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422756     Medline TA:  Oncol Rep     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cancer Research UK Department of Medical Oncology, Beatson Oncology Centre, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, G11 6NT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Melanoma / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Middle Aged
Neutropenia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Paraneoplastic Syndromes / diagnosis,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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