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Question :
Posted On : 11 Jun 2019
Will giving packed cell transfusion alter bone marrow cytology and bone marrow cytogenetic studies in a suspected case of acute leukemia?
Expert Answer :
I believe it should not, however, Blood Tx can rarely induce complete remission in patients of ALL and we have seen a couple of such cases` but it does not happen in a day or 2 but takes weeks to see it. One explanation for this could be that Bl Tx is a powerful immunomodulator. But if there is an indication for Tx saving life is more important.
Answer Discussion :
Deepak Bagwandas
it may cause hemodilution

5 years ago

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