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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma appearing in the peripheral blood
A previously healthy 23-year-old Japanese male had complained of a fever lasting a month. A physical examination revealed marked hepatosplenomegaly without significant peripheral lymphadenopathies. Routine laboratory tests showed a hemoglobin level of 9.1 g/dL, 95 × 109/L platelets, 7.1 × 109/L leukocytes, and an elevated lactate dehydrogenase level of 522 U/L (reference interval, 120-220 U/L).