I. N. DUBIN, M.D.
Hodgkin's disease manifests itself as a proliferation of reticuloendothelial tissues, for which as yet no cause or causes have been established. Numerous kinds of bacteria have been found associated with this disease. Of these, many have in turn been proclaimed as the etiological agent only to be later unmasked as coincidental invaders. An interesting parallel to this fact is the increased susceptibility of these patients to intercurrent infections of various sorts; again here many different kinds of bacteria have been isolated. This greater susceptibility to infection seems paradoxical in the face of the massive proliferation of reticuloendothelial tissues, the cells
DUBIN IN. THE POVERTY OF THE IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISM IN PATIENTS WITH HODGKIN'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:898–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-898
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):898-913.
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