ROBERT H. KOUGH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM T. BARNES, M.D.
The constellation of anomalies and disease processes associated in unusual frequency with thymomas has been growing. It now includes myasthenia gravis (1-3), erythroid aplasia (4-8), and agammaglobulinemia (9, 10) as the best established associations. Less firmly established associations are hypoplasia of other marrow elements (11-13), the lupus erythematosus (LE) cell phenomenon (14-16), carditis (5, 14), positive Coombs' test (6, 15), and Cushing's syndrome (3, 17, 18). A patient is presented who developed erythroid aplasia, demonstrated the LE cell phenomenon, and had a thymoma removed while under treatment for a bullous skin eruption believed initially to be pemphigus vulgaris. Association of
KOUGH RH, BARNES WT. Thymoma Associated with Erythroid Aplasia, Bullous Skin Eruption, and the Lupus Erythematosus Cell Phenomenon: Report of a Case. Ann Intern Med. ;61:308–315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-308
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):308-315.
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