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.
KRAUSS JS. CHRONIC BILIARY TRACT DISEASE AND PLASMACYTIC DYSCRASIA. Ann Intern Med. ;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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