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Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181143/myeloid-neoplasms-with-isolated-isochromosome-17q-a-yet-to-be-defined-entity
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Eleftheria Lamprianidou, Chryssoula Kordella, Menelaos Papoutselis, Zoi Bezyrgiannidou, Evangelia Nakou, Spyros Papamichos, Emmanouil Spanoudakis, Andreas Giannopoulos, Katerina Zoi, Ioannis Kotsianidis
Myeloid neoplasms with isolated isochromosome 17q [MN i(17q)] has been described as a distinct entity with poor prognosis. However, literature reports show a considerable clinical and molecular heterogeneity. We describe a 58-year-old male patient who was diagnosed as refractory anemia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts with isolated i(17q). Though he initially responded well to erythropoietin, he gradually progressed to an aggressive form of MDS/MPN refractory to azacytidine and died 29 months after the first diagnosis...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181142/molecular-screening-for-malaria-among-blood-donors-in-a-who-claimed-region-of-egypt-fayoum-governorate
#2
Salwa Bakr, Sherif Edris, Nashwa S Abdel Fattah, Noha Mohamed Ibrahim, Manal F El-Khadragy
Background: Transfusion-transmitted malaria is undoubtedly a potential health hazard for blood recipients. Egypt is still on the prevention of reintroduction phase of malaria control program. Fayoum Governorate is considered one of the high-risk foci in Egypt due to its geology. However, no studies have been reported to evaluate the current status of subclinical Plasmodium infection based on sensitive molecular techniques. Moreover, screening of malaria is not listed within screening protocols of blood-borne pathogens in Fayoum blood banks...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181141/correlation-to-fviii-c-in-two-thrombin-generation-tests-tga-cat-and-innovance-etp
#3
Marcus Ljungkvist, Maria Berndtsson, Margareta Holmström, Danijela Mikovic, Ivo Elezovic, Jovan P Antovic, Eva Zetterberg, Erik Berntorp
Introduction: Several thrombin-generation tests are available, but few have been directly compared. Our primary aim was to investigate the correlation of two thrombin generation tests, thrombin generation assay-calibrated automated thrombogram (TGA-CAT) and INNOVANCE ETP, to factor VIII levels (FVIII:C) in a group of patients with hemophilia A. The secondary aim was to investigate inter-laboratory variation for the TGA-CAT method. Methods: Blood samples were taken from 45 patients with mild, moderate and severe hemophilia A...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181140/foetal-haemoglobin-and-disease-severity-in-nigerian-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia
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Oluwagbemiga O Adeodu, Morenike A Akinlosotu, Samuel A Adegoke, Saheed B A Oseni
Background: Foetal haemoglobin (HbF) is a major modifying factor influencing sickle cell disease (SCD) severity. Despite this, HbF estimation is not routinely done in Nigeria. The relationship between HbF and SCD severity among affected children is also poorly studied. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, we determined the relationship between steady state HbF levels and disease severity of Nigerian children aged 1 - 15 years with homozygous SCD. For each child, the socio-demographic characteristics and SCD clinical severity were determined...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181139/outcome-of-frontline-treatment-with-generic-imatinib-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-algerian-population-a-multicenter-study
#5
B Entasoltan, M A Bekadja, H Touhami, N Mehalhal, Z Zouaoui, N Mesli, M Talbi, A Bachiri, M Michallet
Introduction: In a developing country like Algeria, such expensive therapy is not available. Alternative approaches are needed to help these adult. In Algeria 'imatib' (CIPLA-India) was introduced in 2006; but no study has been published yet in the North Africa region regarding response and outcome of this copy in CML patients. The goal of this multicenter study is to characterize newly adult CML in the western region of Algeria and to assess the effectiveness and safety of imatib (IM, copy) as frontline therapy for patients with CML...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181138/bing-neel-syndrome-illustrative-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#6
REVIEW
Marzia Varettoni, Irene Defrancesco, Luca Diamanti, Enrico Marchioni, Lisa Maria Farina, Anna Pichiecchio
The Bing-Neel syndrome is a rare neurological complication of Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia which results from a direct involvement of central nervous system by malignant lymphoplasmacytic cells. The clinical suspicion of Bing-Neel syndrome may be overlooked because neurologic symptoms are heterogeneous, nonspecific and sometimes underhand. A definitive diagnosis of Bing-Neel syndrome can be confidently made using brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging as well as histopathology and/or cerebrospinal fluid analysis to confirm the neoplastic infiltration of central nervous system...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181137/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-trali-in-two-thalassaemia-patients-caused-by-the-same-multiparous-blood-donor
#7
Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
We report two separate episodes of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) in two thalassaemia patients who received red blood cell transfusions from the same multiparous donor. Both cases had the same symptomatology and occurred within 60 minutes of transfusion. The patients presented dyspnoea, sweating, fatigue, dizziness, fever, and sense of losing consciousness. The chest x-ray showed a pulmonary oedema-like picture with both lungs filled with fluid. The patients were treated in the intensive therapy unit...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181136/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-tuberculosis-active-case-finding-among-children-living-with-tuberculosis-relatives-a-cross-sectional-study-in-guinea-bissau
#8
L Bosa, L Da Silva, D V Mendes, A Sifna, M Sargento Mendes, F Riccardi, R Colombatti
Background and objectives: The World Health Organization End tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, approved in 2014, aims at a 90% reduction in TB deaths and an 80% reduction in TB incidence rate by 2030. One of the suggested interventions is the systematic screening of people with suspected TB, belonging to specific risk groups. The Hospital Raoul Follereau (HRF) in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, is the National Reference Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease of the country. We performed an active case-finding program among pediatric age family members and cohabitants of admitted adult TB patients, from January to December 2013...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181135/graves-disease-thyrotoxicosis-and-propylthiouracil-related-agranulocytosis-successfully-treated-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-and-g-csf-followed-by-total-thyroidectomy
#9
Anna Candoni, Federico De Marchi, Fabio Vescini, Sara Mauro, Cristina Rinaldi, Marco Piemonte, Nicholas Rabassi, Maria Vittoria Dubbini, Renato Fanin
Antithyroid drugs can be a rare cause of agranulocytosis (0.5% of treated patients). Suspension of these drugs is mandatory in these patients and may result in worsening hyperthyroidism. We report the case of a 27-year-old woman who is 3 months post-partum, breastfeeding, and suffering with Graves' disease hyperthyroidism treated first with methimazole and then with propylthiouracil due to a methimazole allergy. She was admitted for urosepsis and agranulocytosis. The patient was diagnosed with propylthiouracil related agranulocytosis, diffuse toxic goiter and thyro-gastric syndrome...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181134/a-nine-month-old-boy-with-atypical-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#10
Monia Ouederni, Monia Ben Khaled, Samia Rekaya, Ilhem Ben Fraj, Fethi Mellouli, Mohamed Bejaoui
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening hyperinflammation caused by uncontrolled proliferation of activated lymphocytes and histiocytes. Often, HLH is an acquired syndrome. We report a case of a nine month-old-boy presented with hepatosplenomegaly, severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, hypertriglyceridemia and high hyperferritinemia. These clinical features of HLH prompted a wide range of infectious and auto-immune tests to be performed. After an extensive diagnostic workup, he was referred to the immune-hematologic unit for HLH suspicion with an unknown cause...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894565/hematological-characteristics-of-yemeni-adults-and-children-with-visceral-leishmaniasis-could-eosinopenia-be-a-suspicion-index
#11
Jameel Al-Ghazaly, Waled Al-Dubai, Munasser Abdullah, Leila Al-Gharasi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Delay in the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) particularly in non-endemic areas is associated with higher mortality. In our experience, we found that marked bone marrow eosinopenia was a very frequent accompaniment of VL and might be a useful clue for the diagnosis, which indicates the opportunity for further morphological assessment. The aim of this study was to describe the hematological characteristics including peripheral blood and bone marrow findings of Yemeni adults and children with VL...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894564/should-every-patient-with-mds-get-iron-chelation-probably-yes
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COMMENT
Kanjaksha Ghosh, Kinjalka Ghosh
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2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894563/hairy-b-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-and-its-differential-diagnosis-a-case-with-long-term-follow-up
#13
Kensuke Matsuda, Yosuke Matsumoto, Mihoko Yoshida, Kazuho Shimura, Hiroto Kaneko, Tohru Inaba, Shigeo Horiike, Junya Kuroda, Masafumi Taniwaki
Hairy B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (HBLD) is one of chronic polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis. We report a 47-year-old female Japanese patient diagnosed as having HBLD based on lymphocytosis with hairy cell appearance and characteristic phenotypes including CD11c+ and without B-cell monoclonality. She was a non-smoker and possessed HLA-DR4. She has been closely followed up without treatment and lymphoma development for over five years. Although this disease is quite rare and has been reported, to our knowledge, in only 13 Japanese cases, an accurate diagnosis, particularly differential diagnosis from persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis or hairy cell leukemia-Japanese variant is essential for the prevention of unnecessary treatments...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894562/non-secretory-myeloma-ready-for-a-new-definition
#14
REVIEW
Alessandro Corso, Silvia Mangiacavalli
Non-secretory myeloma is a rare myeloma subtype whose diagnosis, until a few years ago, was established by demonstration of monoclonal plasma cells ≥10% in the bone marrow and by negative results on serum and urine electrophoresis and immunofixation studies. However, this type of myeloma could be misdiagnosed if the workup does not include an accurate study of serum free light chain test since some of the patients diagnosed as non-secretory could be light chain only with small amounts monoclonal proteinuria...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894561/solitary-plasmacytoma
#15
REVIEW
Sara Grammatico, Emilia Scalzulli, Maria Teresa Petrucci
Solitary plasmacytoma is a rare disease characterized by a localized proliferation of neoplastic monoclonal plasma cells, without evidence of systemic disease. It can be subdivided into solitary bone plasmacytoma if the lesion originates in bone, or solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma if the lesion involves a soft tissue. The incidence of solitary bone plasmacytoma is higher than solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma. Also, the prognosis is different: even if both forms respond well to treatment, overall survival and progression-free survival of solitary bone plasmacytoma are poorer than solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma due to its higher rate of evolution in multiple myeloma...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894560/poems-syndrome-an-update
#16
REVIEW
Andrea Nozza
POEMS syndrome is a rare, chronic and disabling condition. The causes of this condition remain unknown; however, chronic overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines appears to be a major contributor. Early diagnosis is essential to start treatment before the clinical state of the patient becomes compromised. A complete evaluation of the disease at its onset is critical to the treatment decision. In localized disease, curative doses of radiation (50 Gy) is the recommended therapy. On the other hand, patients with disseminated disease should be given systemic therapy...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894559/pattern-of-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-using-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disorder-in-lagos-state-nigeria
#17
Motunrayo Oluwabukola Adekunle, Adeola Barakat Animasahun, Ijeoma Nnenna Diaku-Akinwumi, Olisamedua Fidelis Njokanma
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a common, devastating neurological complication of sickle cell disorder (SCD) with a high recurrent and mortality rate. The Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anaemia study (STOP) recommends routine screening with transcranial Doppler ultrasonography in children aged two to sixteen years with SCD. The present study assessed cerebral blood flow velocities of children with SCD in accordance with the recommendation of routine screening by the STOP study. METHODS: Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography was done for children with SCD that attended Sickle Cell Foundation, Nigeria between July and November 2015...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894558/ebv-and-hhv-6-circulating-subtypes-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-burkina-faso-impact-on-cd4-t-cell-count-and-hiv-viral-load
#18
Lassina Traore, Ouéogo Nikiema, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Tegwindé Rébéca Compaore, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Birama Diarra, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Pegdwendé Abel Sorgho, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Cyrille Bisseye, Albert Théophane Yonli, Jacques Simpore
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) are responsible for severe diseases, particularly in immunocompromised persons. There is limited data of the infection of these opportunistic viruses in Burkina Faso. The purpose of this study was to characterize EBV and HHV-6 subtypes and to assess their impact on CD4 T cell count, HIV-1 viral load and antiretroviral treatment in people living with HIV-1. The study population consisted of 238 HIV-positive patients with information on the CD4 T cell count, HIV-1 viral load and HAART...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894557/clinico-pathological-spectrum-and-novel-karyotypic-findings-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-experience-of-tertiary-care-center-in-india
#19
Ruchi Gupta, Khaliqur Rahman, Manish Kumar Singh, Surabhi Kumari, Geeta Yadav, Soniya Nityanand
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized clinically by the presence of cytopenia/s. Limited data are available about the morphological spectrum and cytogenetic profile of Indian MDS patients. The aim of the study was to ascertain the clinico-pathological, morphological and cytogenetic spectrum of Indian MDS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients diagnosed with MDS from June 2012 to December 2016 was performed...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894556/how-we-manage-invasive-fungal-disease-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-with-glucose-6-dehydrogenase-deficiency
#20
Marco Sanna, Giovanni Caocci, Giorgio La Nasa
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) represents a common human enzyme defect, particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean, African e Asian area, where malaria was or is still endemic. Recently, we identified G6PD deficiency as a risk factor for developing invasive fungal disease (IFD) and particularly Candida Sepsis in patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), suggesting that there is an urgent need for strategies to properly manage this kind of patients at high risk of invasive mycoses...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
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