P. A. CHERVENICK, M.D.; DANE R. BOGGS, M.D.; M. M. WINTROBE, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.P.
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Although spontaneous remissions have been reported to occur in leukemia (1-3) and many other types of cancer (4), rarely have such remissions been observed in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). An apparent spontaneous and prolonged remission in a patient with typical findings of CLL, which began 18 months after cessation of all therapy, is the subject of this report.
Patient S. O.,* a 48-year-old mechanic, developed symptoms of weakness and easy fatigability in 1952. A hemoglobin determination was reported to be 10.6 g/100 ml. Several weeks later he was hospitalized with a hemoglobin of 6.0 g/100 ml and a
CHERVENICK PA, BOGGS DR, WINTROBE MM. Spontaneous Remission in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:1239–1242. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1239
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1239-1242.
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