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April 1980

Hairy Cell Leukemia With Acquired Dyserythropoiesis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Hematology (Dr Orringer), Departments of Medicine (Drs Berkowitz and Orringer), Laboratory Medicine (Drs Ross and Orringer), and Pathology (Dr Ross), University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(4):554-555. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330160114042

• Dyserythropoiesis, a qualitative abnormality of erythrocyte production, is described in a patient with hairy cell leukemia (leukemic reticuloendotheliosis). The development of a second population of circulating RBCs with a mean corpuscular volume of 154 cu μ suggests the emergence of an abnormal clone of marrow erythrocyte precursors.

(Arch Intern Med 140:554-555, 1980)