HIROKO WATANABE, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
A 75-year-old white woman with a supraclavicular mass and primary hypothyroidism was found to have immunoblastic lymphadenopathy and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Peripheral blood contained normal percentages of T and B lymphocytes, but there was a markedly decreased response to phytohemagglutinin and to skin testing for delayed hypersensitivity. Since lack of suppressor T cells, B-cell proliferation, and decreased immunosurveillance may be causative factors in these diseases, it was of interest to document this rare association of immunoblastic lymphadenopathy and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
WATANABE H. Association of Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. ;87:62–64. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-62
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):62-64.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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