ROSE E. LONDON, M.D.
In the past 25 years multiple myeloma has been regarded with interest because of the increasing number of reported cases,1, 2, 3, 4 the curious associated abnormalities in protein metabolism, and the clinical trial of certain new drugs. In the growing literature accounts of spontaneous remission are rare, and effective therapy is lacking. Sporadic cases in which radioactive phosphorus,5 urethane,6 stilbamidine7 or adrenocorticotropic hormone8 have produced remissions for variable periods of time are exceptional.
The following case of multiple myeloma is reported because of the spectacular and complete remission in the clinical and hematologic aspects of the disease for a
LONDON RE. MULTIPLE MYELOMA: REPORT OF A CASE SHOWING UNUSUAL REMISSION LASTING TWO YEARS FOLLOWING SEVERE HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:191–201. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-191
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):191-201.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease, Multiple Myeloma.
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