3] defined AIMF as an uncommon disorder with anemia and thrombocytopenia with either limited clinical manifestations of an autoimmune disease or exacerbation of previously established SLE.
As is evident from our cases (Table 3), the hematological features of AIMF described in the literature also show some overlapping and some distinct features from chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (CIMF).
Although some features overlapping with CIMF were present in our cases, the steroid responsiveness manifested in normalization of blood counts and partial regression of splenomegaly is the unifying feature in all three cases that strongly favors the diagnosis of AIMF.
However, presence of peripheral blood features of prominent teardrop poikilocytosis and nucleated RBCs, clonal cytogenetic abnormalities and lack of steroid responsiveness may serve to distinguish idiopathic myelofibrosis with autoimmune features from AIMF.
The definition of primary AIMF must necessarily include lack of association of a well-defined autoimmune disorder.
Wednesday: Looking East, AIMF event, Alnwick Playhouse; The Wizard Of Castle Magic, show for children aged five to 11, Darlington Arts Centre; Family activity day at Cragside, near Rothbury; Ken Dodd's Happiness Show, Whitley Bay Playhouse (also Thursday).
Thursday: International Dance with groups from Cuba and India, AIMF event, Alnwick Playhouse; Season's Greetings, Theatre By The Lake, Keswick (also Friday); Summertime Special with the Side By Side singers and dancers, Customs House, South Shields (also Friday).
Friday: Irish Night presented by Tony Corcoran, AIMF event, Alnwick Playhouse; One Night Of Queen with Stars In The Eyes winner Gary Mullen and his band The Works, Whitley Bay Playhouse.
Hun Sen, in his opening speech to the conference, said Cambodia is considering having the provinces of Battambang and Kompong Cham join the AIMF
, in addition to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, which are already its members.
conference is being held under the theme of "Vivre Ensemble," and Beirut is the greatest example of how we can live together despite all man-made and natural calamities.
supreme also condemned uncalled for picking up of a large number of Muslims in Mumbai and other parts of the country in the name of Mumbai attacks and said that the police should restrain itself to terrorists only and not target a community at large.