Hodgkin's disease presenting as myelofibrosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Four patients with Hodgkin's disease and bone marrow fibrosis are presented in whom the clinical presentation was dominated by cytopenias; this was associated with a delayed diagnosis for an average of 20 months. Despite marrow involvement, chemotherapy resulted in complete remissions and two patients appear to have been cured. Marrow fibrosis resolved at least partially after chemotherapy. The medical literature relevant to bone marrow involvement by Hodgkin's disease is reviewed. Hodgkin's disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic myelofibrosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meadows, LM; Rosse, WR; Moore, JO; Crawford, J; Laszlo, J; Kaufman, RE

Published Date

  • October 15, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1720 - 1726

PubMed ID

  • 2790685

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19891015)64:8<1720::aid-cncr2820640828>3.0.co;2-l


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States