We report a patient with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia associated with debilitating bone pain due to increased bone turnover and osteosclerosis. Treatment with etidronate at a dose of 6 mg/kg per day on alternate months resulted in a complete recovery of bone symptoms and normalization of metabolic parameters of bone turnover; unexpectedly, a sustained haematological improvement was also observed after several months of therapy, suggesting that bone marrow microenvironment improvement was able to restore a nearly normal haemopoiesis. We suggest that diphosphonate therapy may be of value in patients with AMM and increased bone turnover.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||British Journal of Haematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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