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Predictors of Grace et al for the Response to Splenectomy in a Patient with Red Cell Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

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Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Pyruvate kinase deficiency is associated with a nonimmune, nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia that may be severe enough to require regular blood transfusions. Grace et al identified factors that can help to identify a patient who is less likely to show a reduction in blood transfusion after the procedure. The authors are from multiple institutions in North America and Europe.

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