LEWIS SLATER, M.D.
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To the Editor: Drs. Preisler, Hasenclever, Levitan, and Henderson (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 19, 1969) report a significant rise in agglutinating antibody titer in 14 of 23 patients with acute leukemia who had visceral candidiasis at autopsy. They felt that there was no statistically significant difference in their patients with regard to age, sex, variety, or duration of leukemia, year of diagnosis, or length of time on study. They also felt that the incidence of leukopenia, granulocytopenia, and lymphopenia was similar.
Since this is a population of patients who require frequent transfusions of blood or blood products, the possible role
SLATER L. ANTI-CANDIDAL AGGLUTINATING ANTIBODY. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1047–1048. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1047_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1047-1048.
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