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October 1976

Bone-Marrow Imaging in Pure Red Blood Cell Aplasia

Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(10):1169-1172. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630100081021

Bone-marrow scintigraphy with indium chloride In 111 was performed on a patient with pure red blood cell aplasia before and after successful treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. The return of erythroid precursors to the bone marrow was accompanied by a substantial increase in the marrow uptake of111In. The distribution of111In in the posttreatment scan was indistinguishable from that of52Fe. These results indicate that indium chloride In 111 is a useful agent for the delineation of erythroid cellularity within bone marrow.

(Arch Intern Med 136:1169-1172, 1976)