A. GERSON JACOBS, M.D.
Following the description of Hargraves, Richmond and Morton1 in 1948 of peculiar cells among the blood elements of patients with disseminated lupus erythematosus, there have been numerous studies of the specificity of that cell (called L.E. cell). Although the majority of the studies relate the L.E. cell to disseminated lupus erythematosus, there have been reports of the finding of these cells in other disease entities. Many of these reports of "false-positive" L.E. cells are not detailed studies, and none records postmortem findings. This paper concerns the finding of markedly positive L.E. cell preparations in a patient with widespread tuberculosis but
JACOBS AG. A FALSE-POSITIVE LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS TEST1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1097–1100. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-1097
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):1097-1100.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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