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Transbronchial biopsy in the thrombocytopenic patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4042705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-five flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopic procedures with transbronchial lung biopsies were performed in 24 severely thrombocytopenic immunocompromised patients (mean platelet count of 30,000/cu mm, with a range of 7,000/cu mm to 60,000/cu mm) during the diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary infiltrates. Three patients had self-limited endobronchial bleeding. A single death was attributable to massive hemorrhage after transbronchial biopsy and brushing. Specific etiologic diagnoses were established by bronchoscopy in nine cases.
T A Papin; J P Lynch; J G Weg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-28     Completed Date:  1985-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / adverse effects*
Hemorrhage / etiology*
Immune Tolerance
Leukemia / complications
Lung / pathology*
Lymphoproliferative Disorders / complications
Thrombocytopenia / etiology,  pathology*

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