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Bone Marrow Abnormalities Common Among Lupus Patients with Peripheral Cytopenia

December 26, 2012

Incidence of bone marrow abnormality was high among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and peripheral cytopenia, according to study results.

Researchers in Thailand conducted the prospective, cross-sectional, analytic study of 41 patients (median age, 30 years; 95.1% women) who had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) plus the presence of cytopenia, defined by at least two of the following criteria: hemoglobin levels less than 10 g/dL, white blood cell counts less than 4 x 109 cells/L, or platelets less than 100 x 109L. Median disease duration was 5 years. Patients underwent bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and researchers studied the marrow to determine abnormalities and which clinical factors predicted the need for bone marrow examination.

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Source: Healio Rheumatology

Bone Marrow Abnormalities Common Among Lupus Patients with Peripheral Cytopenia

December 26, 2012

Incidence of bone marrow abnormality was high among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and peripheral cytopenia, according to study results.

Researchers in Thailand conducted the prospective, cross-sectional, analytic study of 41 patients (median age, 30 years; 95.1% women) who had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) plus the presence of cytopenia, defined by at least two of the following criteria: hemoglobin levels less than 10 g/dL, white blood cell counts less than 4 x 109 cells/L, or platelets less than 100 x 109L. Median disease duration was 5 years. Patients underwent bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and researchers studied the marrow to determine abnormalities and which clinical factors predicted the need for bone marrow examination.

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Source: Healio Rheumatology


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