Journal Article

Reversible Myelofibrosis Induced by Tuberculosis

Jean-François Viallard, Marie Parrens, Jean-Michel Boiron, Jeanne Texier, Patrick Mercie and Jean-Luc Pellegrin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 12, pages 1641-1643
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340524
Reversible Myelofibrosis Induced by Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis and myelofibrosis are reported in conjunction often enough to raise the possibility that a relationship exists between the 2 entities. However, whether tuberculosis stimulates a secondary fibrotic reaction or develops in patients who have preexisting myeloproliferative disorders is not clear. We describe the case of a 28-year-old man in whom myelofibrosis disappeared completely after administration of antituberculous treatment, which suggests that a causal relationship exists between the 2 disease entities.

Journal Article.  1732 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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