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Association of Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Hiroko Watanabe, M.D.; Department of Medicine, University of Calgary; Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

Montreal, Canada

Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):62-64. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-62
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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.





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