Marc J. Kahn, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2006. ISSN: 1931-6860.

This case was reviewed and updated in March 2012 by Dr. Howard Liebman and members of the Teaching Cases Subcommittee.


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