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Late Occurrence of Plasmocytoma of the Tongue in "Benign" Hyperglobulinemic Purpura of Waldenström: Twenty-year Progress Report

ROBERT P. SHEON, M.D.; LENA A. LEWIS, PH.D.; and JOHN D. BATTLE JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):386-390. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-386
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In 1954,Taylor and Battle (1) first reported this case of a patient who had typical benign hyperglobulinemic purpura of Waldenström; the case at that time had been followed for 10 years. That report was believed to be the first in the American literature and it emphasized the benign course of the disorder. The patient has now been followed up for 20 years, and the subsequent events, we feel, are of interest.

CASE REPORT: As previously stated (1), the patient was examined first in 1944 at the age of 49 because of recurrent episodes of small "red spots" on the lower

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