JAMES P. CROWLEY, M.D.; W. HALOWELL CHURCHILL, M.D.; JAMES SIMON, PH. D.; MAURICE M. ALBALA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The combination of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma is a rare and noteworthy combination of diseases (1). We recently treated a patient with both these diseases. Since recent studies (2, 3) have emphasized the depressive effect of multiple myeloma on normal lymphocyte immunoglobulin production, we thought it sufficiently of interest to report the results of our study of the immunoglobulin production of her abnormal peripheral blood lymphocytes.
The patient was an 80-year-old widow hospitalized initially because of back pain secondary to a compression fracture of T10. Her past history included a resection of a localized carcinoma of the cervix
CROWLEY JP, CHURCHILL WH, SIMON J, et al. Absence of Lymphocyte Immunoglobulin Production in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:750–751. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-750
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):750-751.
Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma.
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