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The significance of pancytopenia in miliary tuberculosis.
  1. B. J. Hunt,
  2. V. Andrews,
  3. K. W. Pettingale
  1. Department of Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, U.K.


    Patients with miliary tuberculosis accompanied by a pancytopenia rarely survive their disease. If the peripheral blood picture does recover it has been taken as an indication that there is no underlying haematological disease, and so re-examination of the bone marrow is not performed. A case is described where resolution of the pancytopenia occurred but a persisting haematological disease remained. Aspects of haematological disease associated with tuberculosis are discussed.

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