KLAUS P. SCHMIDT, M.D.; JOHN R. CALDWELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DANIEL H. BASINSKI, PH.D.; GERALD FINE, M.D.
In recent years cases of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia associated with rather striking characteristic eyeground changes have been reported in the literature. We feel that the practicing internist should be aware of these changes because they may give an immediate clue to a sometimes puzzling diagnosis.
The case reported here had, in addition to this characteristic funduscopic picture, three other unusual features; namely, hypertension, rarely seen in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, a very high prothrombin time, and a bizarre finding on autopsy of casting of the cardiovascular system by coagulated plasma.
A 52-year-old white machinist was brought to the Emergency Room in
SCHMIDT KP, CALDWELL JR, BASINSKI DH, FINE G. Hypertension and Retinopathy in Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia. Ann Intern Med. ;63:842–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-842
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):842-850.
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