EDWARD S. MONGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM A. KERN JR., M.D.; ROGER TERRY, M.D.
In recent years it has been established that the intact thymus is a significant contributor to the immunological integrity of a number of neonatal animals. The function of the thymus in adults is unclear, but reports of patients with coexisting thymic tumors and hypogammaglobulinemia suggest that the thymus may contribute to immunologic processes in adult life. A male patient with hypogammaglobulinemia, a thymoma, and probable pulmonary infection with cytomegalovirus has previously been reported by us (1). This report concerns a second case in a female patient with a thymoma removed in 1956. Subsequently she developed multiple bacterial infections, and in
MONGAN ES, KERN WA, TERRY R. Hypogammaglobulinemia with Thymoma, Hemolytic Anemia, and Disseminated Infection with Cytomegalovirus. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:548–554. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-3-548
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(3):548-554.
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