JONATHAN S. KRAUSS
To the Editor: In a recent NIH Clinical Staff Conference (Ann. Intern. Med. 69 803, 1968) the following statement appeared: "This paraproteinemia may represent a limited plasma cell response to a yet undefined chronic stimulus. Osserman and Fahey have recently reported a high prevalence [the italics are mine] of chronic biliary tract disease in patients with plasma cell dyscrasia and paraproteins that is consistent with such a hypothesis" (1). The "high prevalence" referred to above is really 10% (2). I recently completed a study of 51 patients with plasmacytic dyscrasia at the Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., which reconfirmed Dr.
JONATHAN S. KRAUSS. CHRONIC BILIARY TRACT DISEASE AND PLASMACYTIC DYSCRASIA. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-869_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):869.
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