A. MUNOZ-SANZ, M.D.; F.J. BARBADO, M.D.; J.M. PENA, M.D.; J.J. VAZQUEZ, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the paper by Bellone and associates (1) on an association of autoimmume thrombocytopenia with carcinoma, and we wish to report the case of a patient with autoimmune thrombocytopenia associated with monoclonal gammopathy and prostatic carcinoma.
A 82-year-old white man presented with thrombocytopenic purpura. After a detailed study no cause was found for the thrombocytopenia although an antiplatelet antibody determination was 0.15 X 10-9 g of IgG per platelet (control, 0.07 X 1012 g of IgG per platelet). At the same time, a monoclonal gammopathy IgG kappa (678 mg/dL) was shown. Results of a
MUNOZ-SANZ A, BARBADO F, PENA J, VAZQUEZ J. Thrombocytopenia and Carcinoma. Ann Intern Med. ;100:612–613. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-612
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):612-613.
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