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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Haematologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acta Haematologica Polonica     Open Access  
Adipocyte     Open Access  
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Sanguine     Full-text available via subscription  
American Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Archives of Hematology Case Reports and Reviews     Open Access  
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Blood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 290)
Blood Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Blood and Lymphatic Cancer : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Blood Cancer Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Blood Pressure     Open Access  
Blood Pressure Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Blood Purification     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Blood Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
BMC Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bone Marrow Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Primary Care Nursing - Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Kidney Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Clinical Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Lymphoma & Myeloma     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conquest : The Official Journal of Diabetes Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Current Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Diabetes Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Current Diabetes Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Opinion in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cytotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Der Diabetologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 404)
Diabetes aktuell     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Diabetes Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 462)
Diabetes Case Reports     Open Access  
Diabetes Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Diabetes Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Diabetes Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Diabetes Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Diabetic Foot & Ankle     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Diabetic Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Diabetologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 201)
Diabetologia Kliniczna     Hybrid Journal  
Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Haematology     Open Access  
eJHaem     Open Access  
European Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Experimental Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Experimental Hematology & Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Expert Review of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Haematologica - the Hematology journal     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Haemophilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Hematologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hematología     Open Access  
Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Hematology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hematology, Transfusion and Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hemodialysis International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hepatitis Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Immunohematology : Journal of Blood Group Serology and Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Info Diabetologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
InFo Hämatologie + Onkologie : Interdisziplinäre Fortbildung von Ärzten für Ärzte     Full-text available via subscription  
Integrated Blood Pressure Control     Open Access  
International Blood Research & Reviews     Open Access  
International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hematologic Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Hematology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Laboratory Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Iraqi Journal of Hematology     Open Access  
JMIR Diabetes     Open Access  
Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Blood Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Diabetes Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Hematological Malignancies     Open Access  
Journal of Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hypo & Hyperglycemia     Partially Free  
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Health and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Kidney and Blood Pressure Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Leukemia and Lymphoma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Leukemia Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Leukemia Research Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leukemia Supplements     Full-text available via subscription  
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diabetologie     Hybrid Journal  
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Oncohematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Diabetes Journal     Open Access  
Open Hematology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Hypertension Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Blood Diseases     Open Access  
Pediatric Blood & Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Peritoneal Dialysis International     Hybrid Journal  
Platelets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Practical Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Primary Care Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Oncology and Hematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia     Open Access  
Seminars in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Thalassemia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Lancet Haematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Therapeutic Advances in Hematology     Hybrid Journal  
Thrombosis & Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 140)
Thrombosis Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Transfusionsmedizin - Immunhämatologie, Hämotherapie, Immungenetik, Zelltherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Transplantation and Cellular Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Veins and Lymphatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

           

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Case Reports in Hematology
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ISSN (Print) 2090-6560 - ISSN (Online) 2090-6579
Published by Hindawi Homepage  [339 journals]
  • Severe Thrombocytopenia Associated with Dengue Fever: An Evidence-Based
           Approach to Management of Thrombocytopenia

    • Abstract: Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral illness common in tropical and subtropical countries but very rare in the United States. Patients infected with dengue often present with thrombocytopenia. In the setting of dengue, platelet transfusions as a treatment for thrombocytopenia have no clear benefits in reduction of severe bleeding or improvement of the platelet count. Here, we present a case of a traveler infected with dengue virus and discuss the approach to treat thrombocytopenia.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:50:01 +000
       
  • Unexplained Hematocrit Increase after Therapeutic Phlebotomy in a Patient
           with Marked Erythrocytosis

    • Abstract: We report a patient with hereditary erythrocytosis who underwent a therapeutic phlebotomy and had a post-phlebotomy hematocrit that was higher than the pre-phlebotomy hematocrit. We could not discern a reason for this hematocrit increase after phlebotomy. Instead of performing another phlebotomy, we performed an automated red cell depletion via an apheresis instrument. This procedure is essentially a red cell exchange, but 5% albumin is used as the replacement fluid instead of red blood cells. The patient’s hematocrit decreased from 80% to 39% after three consecutive daily red cell depletion procedures. We share our experience to report the unusual finding of a patient’s hematocrit that increased with phlebotomy and to raise awareness of the red cell depletion procedure.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:50:01 +000
       
  • Severe Thrombocytopenia Two Weeks Following Immunization with the Janssen
           Ad26.CoV2.S Vaccine

    • Abstract: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) has been associated with immunizations with various proposed mechanisms, including overactivation of the immune system and production of antibodies against circulating platelets. ITP has also been associated with several viral infections, including HCV, HIV, and most recently, active SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here, we present a case of a 52-year-old male with no past medical history who sought evaluation with his primary care physician for upper and lower extremity ecchymosis of one week duration. Outpatient laboratory studies were notable for severe isolated thrombocytopenia with platelet count of 8 × 10^9/L. Interestingly, he received the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 16 days prior to his presentation. Clinical work up and laboratory investigations led to the diagnosis of ITP.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 06:05:00 +000
       
  • Daratumumab, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone (DRD), an Active Regimen in
           the Treatment of Immunosuppression-Associated Plasmablastic Lymphoma (PBL)
           in the Setting of Gorham’s Lymphangiomatosis: Review of the Literature

    • Abstract: Characterized by an aggressive course with a poor overall survival due to treatment refractoriness, plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare variant of diffuse large cell B cell lymphoma. Gorham’s lymphangiomatosis or Gorham–Stout disease (GSD) is a rare skeletal condition of unknown etiology characterized by progressive bone loss and nonmalignant proliferation of vascular and lymphatic channels within the affected bone. Neither disease has a standard of care. We present a 23-year-old HIV-negative woman with GSD, managed medically with octreotide and sirolimus, who developed PBL. After progressing on V-EPOCH (bortezomib, etoposide, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone), she was treated with daratumumab, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (DRD) therapy and achieved complete remission after two cycles with progression after eight cycles. This is a report of treatment of PBL with DRD therapy. Clinical investigations of the DRD regimen in PBL in conjunction with other agents to improve both depth and durability of response are warranted.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:20:00 +000
       
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia following COVID-19 Vaccine

    • Abstract: Several vaccines have been developed and are being administered against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Common side effects include fever, chills, headache, myalgia, and soreness at the injection site. However, some rare adverse effects have also been reported. We present a case of induced thrombocytopenia presenting with petechiae and mucosal bleeding which developed as an adverse response after first-dose administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
      PubDate: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:20:01 +000
       
  • Unusual B-Lymphoid Blastic Crisis as Initial Presentation of Chronic
           Myeloid Leukemia Imposes Diagnostic Challenges

    • Abstract: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder, characterized by reciprocal translocation t(9,22) (q34; q11), leading to increased myeloid proliferation. Most cases are diagnosed in the chronic phase (CP). However, a minority of cases can be present in the blastic phase (BP). In most patients with CML-BP, the blasts have a myeloid phenotype, however, in 20–30% of cases, the blasts have a lymphoid phenotype, mostly a B-cell phenotype. It is challenging to differentiate CML B-lymphoblastic phase (CML-BLP) from Ph + primary B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) especially when the CML-BLP is the initial presentation of the disease, which is uncommon. We report here an unusual case of CML-BLP as an initial presentation of the disease without typical CML morphological findings. This case demonstrates diagnostic challenges and emphasizes the importance of an integrated approach using morphology, multiparametric flow cytometry, cytogenetic studies, and molecular studies to render an accurate diagnosis.
      PubDate: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:05:00 +000
       
  • Systemic Relapse in a Young Adult Patient with Primary CNS Diffuse Large
           B-Cell Lymphoma

    • Abstract: Primary central nervous system diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PCNS-DLBCL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, characterized by an aggressive disease course. While CNS relapse is common, systemic relapse is rare with no consensus on optimal treatment. This paper presents an unusual case of advanced PCNS-DLBCL with systemic relapse, including adrenal gland involvement. A review of the existing literature and a discussion on the management of systemic relapse in PCNS-DLBCL is also provided.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:50:00 +000
       
  • An Unusual Case of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell
           Lymphoma

    • Abstract: Introduction. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare disease entity associated with textured breast implants. Though the clinical course is typically indolent, BIA-ALCL can occasionally invade through the capsule into the breast parenchyma with spread to the regional lymph nodes and beyond including chest wall invasive disease. Case. We present the case of a 51-year-old female with a history of bilateral silicone breast implants placed approximately twenty years ago who presented with two months of progressively enlarging right breast mass. Ultrasound-guided biopsy of right breast mass and right axillary lymph node showed CD 30-positive ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and staging work up showed extension of the tumor to chest wall and ribs consistent with advanced disease. She received CHP-BV (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone, and brentuximab vedotin) for six cycles with complete metabolic response. This was followed by extensive surgical extirpation and reconstruction, radiation for residual disease and consolidation with autologous stem cell transplant. She is currently on maintenance brentuximab vedotin with no evidence of active disease post autologous stem cell transplant. Conclusion. Treatment guidelines for advanced chest wall invasive BIA-ALCL are not well defined. Lack of predictive factors warrants mutation analysis and genetic sequencing to identify those at highest risk of progression to chest wall invasive disease. This rare case highlights the need for definitive consensus on the optimal management of chest wall invasive BIA-ALCL.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:20:01 +000
       
  • Tibial Plasmablastic Lymphoma in a HIV-Negative Child: A Novel Extraoral
           Localisation

    • Abstract: Plasmablastic lymphoma is an aggressive, high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma predominantly seen in HIV-infected individuals. Alongside a strong correlation with HIV, PBL can manifest in immunocompromised HIV-negative patients. A rare case of PBL in an immunocompetent and otherwise healthy child presented to Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), Karachi, Pakistan. The patient had complaints of swelling and pain in the right leg and was referred from a city in Interior Sindh. Histopathological analysis revealed sheets and aggregates of neoplasm replacing bone marrow interspersed with sclerotic bony fragments. Large, monomorphic, multinucleated neoplastic cells containing abundant cytoplasm and scattered pleomorphic cells were also noted, leading to the diagnosis of tibial plasmablastic lymphoma. A FAB/LMB96 group C chemotherapy regimen for aggressive and high-risk cancer was administered with a marked improvement in clinical symptoms.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 11:35:00 +000
       
  • Transient Complete Recovery of Chronic Refractory Idiopathic
           Thrombocytopenic Purpura after Treatment with Monoclonal Antibody
           Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein

    • Abstract: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is an immune-mediated acquired disease characterized by transient or persistent decrease of the platelet count due to autoimmune-related destruction of platelets. Therapy for ITP relies on competing and inhibiting the autoantibody binding and destruction (intravenous immunoglobulin and anti-D immunoglobulin and spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitor fostamatinib), augmenting platelet production (thrombopoietin receptor agonists), immunosuppression to reduce the autoantibody production, as well as splenectomy. Studies on autoantigens on the platelets suggested epitopes to be located predominantly on the GP IIb/IIIa receptor or integrin αIIbβ3, though the trigger for the development of ITP is unclear. We report a case here of a 37-year-old gentleman who has chronic ITP managed on eltrombopag, who after receiving monoclonal antibody against SARS-CoV-2 (mAb) i.e. casirivimab and imdevimab for his COVID-19 infection, demonstrated complete recovery of his platelet count for a short period of time. We discuss a few potential mechanisms of action and propose further studies to elucidate the therapeutic effect of COVID-19 mAb in ITP.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 11:50:00 +000
       
  • A Case Report of Premalignant Plasma Cell Dyscrasia-Induced Renal Failure
           in a 31-Year-Old Female

    • Abstract: Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) is a rare disorder in which monoclonal immunoglobulin secreted by nonmalignant B cell or plasma cell clone causes kidney damage. Although MGRS is a premalignant condition, it can cause severe kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) at any age. Herein, we present a 31-year-old female with past medical history of lupus nephritis who presented with signs of volume overload and worsening renal function despite adequate immunosuppressive therapy. Renal biopsy revealed heavy and light chain deposition consistent with MGRS. This case report demonstrates the importance of including MGRS in the differential diagnosis of worsening renal function despite adequate treatment, raising awareness of this premalignant yet morbid condition.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 06:20:00 +000
       
  • A Rare Case of Extensive Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Complicated by
           Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

    • Abstract: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare but potentially life-threatening cause of stroke. Several risk factors have been identified including hypercoagulable state, malignancy, use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, head injury, infection, and prothrombotic states such as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). HIT is a prothrombotic state leading to thrombosis in several distinct locations including CVST requiring prompt discontinuation of heparin and initiation of nonheparin anticoagulation to prevent catastrophic consequences. Very rarely, HIT can complicate the ongoing CVST leading to worsening thrombosis and clinical deterioration. We here report an exceedingly rare case of CVST complicated by HIT in a 22-year-old female patient who showed remarkable clinical improvement after discontinuation of heparin and initiation of argatroban.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:50:01 +000
       
  • Successful Treatment of Concomitant Pleural Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid
           Tissue Lymphoma and Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
           with Lenalidomide, Rituximab, and Dexamethasone

    • Abstract: Concomitant plasma cell and B cell neoplasms in a single patient have been infrequently reported. It is known that the prognosis of these patients is worse than that of patients with single-disease onset. Generally, the chemotherapy specific for each disease is provided sequentially. It has been suggested that the specific chemotherapy for lymphoma could lead to the occurrence of refractory multiple myeloma (MM). We present a case with the concomitant occurrence of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). MGUS does not usually require aggressive treatment. However, the potential adverse effects of MGUS on the treatment course of the B cell lymphoma were concerning. Therefore, we explored a new therapeutic approach that is simultaneously effective against both diseases. Combination therapy of lenalidomide (LEN) and rituximab (RIT) gained indication for follicular lymphoma and MALT lymphoma recently. LEN is also a key drug in MM treatment. Both diseases in our patient were effectively treated with the combination of LEN, RIT, and dexamethasone. With this combination therapy, we expect a prognostic improvement in concomitant MM and B cell lymphoma cases.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 May 2022 07:50:01 +000
       
  • Spontaneous Regression of Plasmablastic Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent
           Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature

    • Abstract: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and highly aggressive type of lymphoma, which is commonly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Spontaneous regression of aggressive lymphomas is rare as they typically require administration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for treatment. Here, we describe a case of a spontaneous regression of PBL after nasal biopsy and computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy of paravertebral mass in an immunocompetent patient. We postulate that the patient’s immune system may be activated as a result of the stress and physical trauma brought on by nasal and paravertebral mass biopsy. Our case highlights the rare phenomenon of spontaneous regression of lymphoma which needs to be further studied on to establish its underlying pathophysiology.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 May 2022 07:20:00 +000
       
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance with Progression to Multiple
           Myeloma in a Patient with ASIA-MO Syndrome

    • Abstract: Background. Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants is a disease associated with an unregulated hyperactivity of the immune system and may also be associated with a high frequency of hematologic malignancies. Report. This is a case of a female with ASIA-MO syndrome secondary to infiltration of mineral oil for aesthetic purposes and presented with multiple episodes of urolithiasis resulting in renal impairment of her left kidney confirmed by scintigraphy and ending in unilateral nephrectomy. Retrospective renal piece analysis confirmed tubulointerstitial infiltration with light chains and plasma cells. Paraffin fixation prevented subsequent immunofluorescence analysis for better follow-up of the patient. Conclusion. The presence of positive immunofixation kappa chains explained the sudden deterioration of renal function with monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance which concluded in an association between diseases, such as multiple light chain myeloma, as a final diagnosis.
      PubDate: Wed, 25 May 2022 06:50:00 +000
       
  • Pancytopenia with Development of Persistent Neutropenia Secondary to
           COVID-19

    • Abstract: Viral infections have long been linked to hematologic dysfunction. With the rapid spread of COVID-19, various hematologic manifestations have emerged. While there have been several reports of immune thrombocytopenic purpura from SARS-CoV-2, concurrent lymphopenia and anemia have sparse. We describe a case of COVID-induced pancytopenia that presented months after initial COVID infection that initially responded to IVIG and steroids, but now with persistent neutropenia.
      PubDate: Wed, 11 May 2022 04:35:01 +000
       
  • Ibrutinib Plus R-ICE Induces Remission in Blastoid Variant Mantle Cell
           Lymphoma with CNS Relapse

    • Abstract: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive, difficult to treat subtype of lymphoma, resulting in relapses and poor outcomes. Novel agents such as Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors have been studied in the treatment of relapsed/refractory (R/R) MCL. BTK inhibitor ibrutinib, in particular, has demonstrated improvement in survival outcomes of R/R MCL. Despite these advancements, many cases of MCL, including the more aggressive blastoid and pleomorphic variants, will undergo disease progression leading to poor survival outcomes. Blastoid variant MCL is associated with an increased risk of central nervous system (CNS) involvement, causing high mortality rates. In this case report, we discuss a patient with a diagnosis of blastoid MCL with CNS relapse who achieved a complete response (CR) after receiving standard rituximab plus ifosfamide-carboplatin-etoposide (R-ICE) salvage chemotherapy with the addition of ibrutinib. The patient subsequently underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (autoSCT) and maintained CR with ibrutinib maintenance.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:05:01 +000
       
  • Diagnosis and Management of Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia with a
           t(2;13)(q33;q12) Translocation

    • Abstract: Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is a rare myeloproliferative disorder that shares clinical features with chronic myeloid leukemia but lacks the classic t(9;22) BCR-ABL1 translocation and features prominent dysgranulopoiesis and granulocytic dysplasia. Challenges of this diagnosis include clinical and biologic heterogeneity, the high risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia, and the lack of standard treatment options. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is likely the preferred treatment, but this can be limited by patient psychosocial support, age, concomitant medical conditions, and availability of an appropriate donor. We report the case of a 61-year-old male with no significant past medical history diagnosed with aCML with a rare t(2;13)(q33;q12). He presented with weight loss, night sweats, splenomegaly, hyperleukocytosis, a leukoerythroblastic differential with a predominant neutrophilia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. Subsequent peripheral blood and bone marrow studies lead to the diagnosis of aCML. He was recommended to undergo an allogeneic stem cell transplant evaluation and declined. He was initially treated with hydroxyurea and imatinib to which he responded for approximately three years. After clinical progression, he was treated with sorafenib, a multiprotein kinase inhibitor more commonly used in the treatment of hepatocellular and renal cell carcinoma due to its off target FLT3 inhibition. The patient achieved complete hematologic response which has been sustained for 7 years with tolerable side effects.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 12:20:00 +000
       
  • Methotrexate-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder in a Patient with
           Psoriasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

    • Abstract: Iatrogenic immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are heterogeneous clinicopathological entities developing in patients receiving immunosuppression. Outside the posttransplant setting, methotrexate (MTX), a drug commonly used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, is an immunosuppressive agent frequently reported to be associated with LPD. MTX-associated LPD (MTX-LPD) includes a spectrum of lymphocytic proliferations, ranging from polyclonal hyperplasia to malignant lymphoma. MTX-LPD diagnosis can be challenging, as signs and symptoms are often nonspecific and may overlap with those of several other conditions, including exacerbation of the underlying autoimmune disease. Spontaneous regression of LPD after MTX discontinuation is characteristic of MTX-LPD, therefore avoiding chemotherapeutic intervention in a significant proportion of patients. Other cases, however, should receive chemotherapy.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:50:01 +000
       
  • Age-Adjusted Schedules of Venetoclax and Hypomethylating Agents to Treat
           Extremely Elderly Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    • Abstract: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with particularly poor outcomes in the elderly population, in whom the disease is most prevalent. BCL-2 has been identified as an antiapoptotic protein and promotes survival of leukemia stem cells. Recently, the United States FDA has approved venetoclax, a selective oral BCL-2 inhibitor, for use in conjunction with hypomethylating agents (azacitidine or decitabine) or low-dose cytarabine as a first-line treatment option for those AML patients ineligible for standard induction chemotherapy. However, there are nuances and challenges when using this regimen in the extremely elderly AML patients. Given the widespread adoption of this regimen and increasing prevalence of patients who are well into their 80 s, it is important to evaluate and understand how to safely use this regimen in this so-called “extremely elderly” population. We present here 3 case studies involving AML patients >85 years of age who were treated with venetoclax plus HMA and provide clinical knowledge on how this population should be appropriately managed.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:35:00 +000
       
  • An Unusual Presentation of Extracavitary Primary Effusion Lymphoma:
           Internal Jugular Vein Occlusion, Intractable Symptoms of Intracranial
           Hypertension, and Prolonged Remission after Highly Active Antiretroviral
           Therapy

    • Abstract: Primary involvement of the skeletal muscle by extracavitary primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is an extremely rare phenomenon. We report an unusual case of PEL involving the jugulodigastric skeletal muscle without serous cavity involvement which resulted in complete occlusion of the ipsilateral proximal internal jugular vein, causing the patient to present with clinical features of intractable throbbing headache, photophobia, acute confusion state, sporadic syncopal attacks, and dyspnea without obvious palpable neck swellings. This led to an initial clinical suspicion, dedicated diagnostic workup, and empiric therapy for acute meningoencephalitis, severe atypical pneumonia, and acute pulmonary embolism. Owing to his refractory symptoms, exploratory CT imaging eventually revealed a heterogenous jugulodigastric mass, and finally, a pathologic diagnosis of extracavitary PEL was identified as the cause of his intracranial hypertension. The patient remains in remission 22 months after commencing a dolutegravir-based HAART regimen without any chemotherapeutic intervention.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 08:50:02 +000
       
  • A Rare Case of Midostaurin-Associated Sweet’s Syndrome

    • Abstract: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis which is referred as Sweet’s syndrome (SS) is a dermatological condition characterized by fever, erythematous rash, and leukocytosis. SS can be idiopathic or associated with malignancies or medications. We present a rare case of SS which developed shortly after starting midostaurin in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 03:05:01 +000
       
  • A Curious Case of Hemolytic Anemia with Pseudoreticulopenia

    • Abstract: Herein, we present a unique case of a Coombs-negative, steroid-refractory autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) complicated by pseudoreticulopenia, describe its clinical presentation, histopathologic findings, and management, and review the salient literature. Coombs-negative, steroid-refractory AIHAs represent fewer than 1% of all AIHAs. Diagnosis of the disease is difficult and often delayed due to the pursuit of alternate diagnoses following a negative Coombs test. However, when suspicion remains high for an autoimmune process, the super-Coombs test may be utilized for the diagnosis of AIHA that the traditional Coombs test fails to detect. A majority of cases respond to rituximab as the indicated second-line therapy, but delays in diagnosis and subsequent treatment may increase morbidity. Reticulopenia may be associated with AIHAs secondary to bone marrow dysfunction, but this patient had a normal function marrow confirmed on biopsy. Indeed, reticulopenia in this case was a diagnostic conundrum that further obscured the diagnosis and delayed treatment. Ultimately, reticulopenia was determined to be pseudoreticulopenia secondary to an alteration in the maturation of the erythroid lineage due to an independent, newly diagnosed pernicious anemia. The interaction of these multiple coexisting disease processes is not previously described in the literature. Increased physician awareness of steroid-refractory, Coombs-negative AIHA, and the development of pseudoreticulopenia as a laboratory finding in pernicious anemia may help to improve patient outcomes.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 06:05:01 +000
       
  • Concurrent B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukemia and Monoclonal B
           Cell Lymphocytosis: A Case Report with Extensive Molecular Analysis

    • Abstract: Although acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis (MBL) are common neoplasia, a simultaneous presentation is very unusual. Here, we present two different B cell clones, MBL and B-ALL, cocirculating in a 78-year-old African American male. Detailed molecular characterization revealed an unusual MPL (T487I) point mutation and unmutated VH4-39. After nonstandard chemotherapy, the patient remains in morphologic remission. These findings may stimulate further research to clarify the pathogenesis of hematologic neoplasms.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:50:00 +000
       
  • Splenomegaly in a Patient with a History of Pernicious Anemia; the
           Potential Therapeutic Effects of B12 Therapy

    • Abstract: Splenomegaly is manifested by a variety of etiologies, one of which is macrocytic anemia. Macrocytic anemia has multiple causes in itself that include; folate (Vitamin B9) and Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiencies. In this case report, we present a patient with a history of pancytopenia, macrocytic anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency, who underwent a splenectomy. The differential diagnoses for the cause of the patient’s splenomegaly included: lymphoma, infiltrative disease, and idiopathic splenomegaly. The pathology report from the splenectomy did not reveal any evidence of lymphoma or infiltrative disease, however, it did mention vascular congestion of the spleen. In theory, vascular congestion, due to extramedullary hematopoiesis in the spleen or sequestration of blood cell lineages, could lead to pancytopenia. In prior visits to the hospital this patient was diagnosed with: splenomegaly, and macrocytic anemia due to pernicious anemia. A splenectomy puts one at increased risk for infection by encapsulated organisms, and is to be avoided if possible. There are few case reports and studies that show vitamin B12 therapy can potentially cause a reversal in the splenomegaly as well as a reversal in the pancytopenia and macrocytic anemia. We hope to show that the least invasive treatment for vitamin B12, vitamin therapy, can be of use and effective.
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 11:20:01 +000
       
  • Siltuximab-Related Favorable Clinical Outcome for a Patient Suffering from
           Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease

    • Abstract: RationalCastleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that can be subdivided into unicentric and multicentric forms, the latter of which causes a spectrum of serious medical conditions. Here, we present a case of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease in the eighth decade of life. Patient Concerns. First hospitalized due to unexplained progressive anemia, the patient was readmitted to the hospital 18 months later with suspected lymphoma. Clinical examination revealed a progressive lymphadenopathy. Diagnoses. Histopathologic lymph node features, anemia, elevated CRP and IL6 levels, splenomegaly, and hypoalbuminemia indicated multicentric Castleman (MCD) disease. Interventions. The patient was treated intravenously with a dose of 11 mg/kg siltuximab every 3 weeks. Outcomes. Timely correct diagnosis through the stringent use of consensus diagnostic criteria and sufficient siltuximab therapy has considerably promoted favorable clinical outcomes in a patient suffering from MCD.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:05:01 +000
       
  • Double-Expressor Appendiceal Burkitt’s Lymphoma: A Case Report and
           Literature Review

    • Abstract: Background. Appendiceal lymphoma is a very rare entity accounting for 0.015% of all gastrointestinal lymphoma cases. Acute appendicitis is the most common presentation of primary appendix neoplasms. Burkitt’s lymphoma presenting as an acute appendicitis is a rare entity with around 21% of the cases presenting as a lower iliac fossa mass. Case Presentation. A 23-year-old male was admitted to the surgical ward as a case of acute appendicitis with localized tenderness in the right iliac fossa, positive rebound tenderness, a positive Rovsing’s sign, and ultrasound findings of suspected complicated appendicitis. Appendectomy was performed. Histopathological examination of the appendectomy specimen revealed a double-expressor non-Hodgkin diffuse large cell lymphoma with Burkitt’s-like morphology. He was sent for chemotherapy treatment. Conclusion. Only 34 cases of Burkitt’s lymphoma have been reported to present as acute appendicitis. Histological examination following appendectomy for an apparent appendicitis is essential. Furthermore, complete blood count and a computed tomography scan aid the diagnosis of lymphoma. Double-expressor lymphoma has been shown to have poor outcomes. Therefore, prompt and aggressive treatment is vital.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 05:35:00 +000
       
  • A Case of Acquired Hemophilia A in a Patient with Exposure to COVID-19

    • Abstract: Acquired Hemophilia A (AHA) is a very rare autoimmune condition involving immune-mediated depletion of Factor VIII, resulting in spontaneous hemorrhage. Failure to recognize AHA as a possible etiology of hemorrhage can result in delayed diagnosis and treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to several hematologic conditions and complications, with a rare manifestation being Acquired Hemophilia A (AHA). An interesting case of AHA following SARS-CoV-2 infection is described, along with the treatment approach and a brief review of several cases describing AHA in association with COVID-19.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:05:01 +000
       
  • Pure White Cell Aplasia and Immune Thrombocytopenia after Thymoma
           Resection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

    • Abstract: We report a case of pure white cell aplasia (PWCA) postthymoma resection in a 74-year-old male presenting with a 2-week history of fevers, night sweats, and severe febrile neutropenia. His pure white cell aplasia was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), prednisone, and cyclosporine with a mixed response. He also developed immune thrombocytopenia, which responded well to a short course of eltrombopag. With continued cyclosporine treatment, his platelet counts were stable after stopping eltrombopag. The patient's cyclosporine treatment was complicated by renal failure, resulting in cessation of cyclosporine. His PWCA and immune thrombocytopenia significantly worsened after stopping cyclosporine, and unfortunately, he died from multiorgan failure and sepsis.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:05:01 +000
       
  • Acute Portal Vein Thrombosis during COVID-19 Convalescent Phase

    • Abstract: Acute portal vein thrombosis represents a less common type of venous thromboembolism, even among the prothrombotic complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Such complications are primarily reported during the active phase of infection. The case here describes acute portal vein thrombosis following resolution of COVID-19 in a 44-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain. Abdominal imaging identified portal and other splanchnic vein thromboses. Studies for hypercoagulable conditions were negative. Polymerase chain reaction was negative for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2; however, IgG serology was positive. The case highlights the importance of considering thrombotic complications, particularly splanchnic vein thromboses, in patients with recent COVID-19.
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 11:20:00 +000
       
 
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