Mayo Clinic Laboratory and Pathology Research Roundup: Nov. 14

The Research Roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Medical Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and complete list of published studies and reviews.


Featured Abstract

Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma with Blastoid Morphology in a Patient with Crohn Disease

screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-12-23-18-pmA 33-year-old man with Crohn disease had been treated with azathioprine for 10 years and azathioprine/adalimumab for 9 months when he began experiencing fevers, fatigue, splenomegaly, and weight loss (20 lb in 6 months). Besides anemia and thrombocytopenia, his peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirate smears showed blastoid cells that were intermediate to large in size and had fine chromatin, prominent nucleoli, and irregular nuclear contours. View the case. The case was published in Blood.


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