Case: A 65-year-old male who was previously in good health presented to his primary care physician with increasing fatigue over several months. He was found to be anemic (hemoglobin 7.5 mg/dL) and neutropenic (absolute neutrophil count 1000/μL). Further laboratory investigation showed an elevated erythropoietin level and normal iron stores. Bone marrow biopsy revealed dysplasia in two lineages and 8% blasts. Cytogenetic studies showed a clone with loss of 7q. He required red blood cell transfusions approximately every 2 weeks. He was started on hypomethylating agent treatment and referred for consultation regarding the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. HLA typing results demonstrated that he had an HLA-identical sibling.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Hematology / the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program|
|State||Published - 2010|