FRANK E. TAYLOR, M.D.; JOHN D. BATTLE JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The term hyperglobulinemic purpura was introduced by Waldenström1 in 1943 to describe three patients with an unexplained increase in serum globulin, high sedimentation rate, and purpura of many years' duration. He recognized the benign nature of the condition and excluded the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, which shows several similar features. Since this initial observation, additional cases have been reported in the European literature (table 1). There have been no reports in American journals of similar cases. In this article we present a case report of a patient with hyperglobulinemic purpura who has been observed for 10 years; we also briefly
TAYLOR FE, BATTLE JD. BENIGN HYPERGLOBULINEMIC PURPURA: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:350–356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-350
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):350-356.
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