K. TE VELDE, M.D.; J. HUBER, M.D.; L. B. VAN DER SLIKKE, M.D.
The association of primary acquired hypogammaglobulinemia and a thymic tumor was first described by Good (1) in 1954. In 1960 Gafni, Michaeli, and Heller (2) reported on 2 patients with these two affections, and they traced in the literature among 44 patients with primary acquired hypogammaglobulinemia 4 combinations with thymoma (1, 3-5). Recently another four cases have been published (6-9), so that as far as we know a total of ten cases is known.
The present paper is the case report of an adult woman, in whom primary acquired hypogammaglobulinemia developed 12 years after the discovery of a mediastinal tumor
VELDE KT, HUBER J, VAN DER SLIKKE LB. Primary Acquired Hypogammaglobulinemia, Myasthenia, and Thymoma. Ann Intern Med. ;65:554–559. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-3-554
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(3):554-559.
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