I. SNAPPER, M.D.; B. SCHNEID, M.D.
It has been reported previously that in many cases of multiple myeloma injections of stilbamidine—occasionally of pentamidine—exert a favorable influence upon the excruciating pains from which the patients so frequently suffer.1, 2, 3, 4 From the beginning it has been emphasized that the disease is not cured by stilbamidine. Even in patients who are markedly relieved, the characteristic myeloma cells still abound in the bone marrow, and Bence Jones proteinuria and hyperglobulinemia continue unabated. At the very best the disease may be halted temporarily. In some patients the relief of pains has persisted for many months. In many cases the
SNAPPER I, SCHNEID B. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BASOPHILIC INCLUSION BODIES IN MYELOMA CELLS AFTER STILBAMIDINE TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:541–547. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-541
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