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Haemopoietic stem cell disorders

D.C. Linch

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220202

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Haemopoietic stem cell disorders

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The term stem-cell disorder is usually understood to imply that a disease process has begun in a primitive cell with the potential to develop into cells of different lineages. Difficulties with such a definition include (1) malignant change in a very primitive cell does not necessarily lead to the production of mature cells of multiple lineages; (2) although an immature phenotype of a malignant cell may indicate transformation of a very early cell, it is possible that transformation could arise in a later cell with subsequent dedifferentiation....

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Subjects: Haematology

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