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Bone marrow necrosis at transformation of chronic granulocytic leukaemia treated with interferon.
  1. J R Kendra,
  2. S Pickens,
  3. A K Singh,
  4. K Singh
  1. Department of Haematology, Burnley General Hospital, Lancs.


    A patient with chronic myeloid leukaemia was treated with interferon without using conventional cytotoxic agents. Bone marrow necrosis developed at the onset of blast transformation. It is suggested that cytotoxic drugs should be given before treatment with interferon for chronic myeloid leukaemia. Cytotoxic drugs may also be needed to prevent rapid bone marrow growth once interferon has been withdrawn.

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