Chronic Pancytopenia

This is the story of two doctors, two hospitals, two patients, a similar strategy and a similar outcome.

The doctors were Dr. A. F. D.O. and Dr. Rudolph Garcia-Gallont. The hospitals were Berger Hospital in Ohio and Hospital Herrera-Llerandi/Amedesqua in Guatemala.

The patients were women with life-threatening conditions whose inability to produce adequate levels of platelets put them at risk of internal hemorrhage following appropriate treatment.

The strategy was to administer Cytolog to induce an increase in platelets sufficient to mitigate the risk of hemorrhage.

The outcome in both cases was a dramatic increase in circulating platelet counts to a level that could be described as "high normal".

(Doctor's full names have been abbreviated for privacy)


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