A L Rassiga

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A phenytoin-associated serum-sickness-like syndrome was followed by severe pancytopenia in a 17-year-old female. Serum obtained during the acute phase of her illness contained antibodies against homologous eosinophils and neutrophils, antibodies against autologous neutrophils, and antibodies to phenytoin. The serum also inhibited bone marrow granulocyte(More)
In recent years, major advances in the knowledge of immunobiology of the malignant cell, changes in systems of histologic classification and staging procedures, and the development of new therapeutic regimens have considerably changed the approach to, and treatment of, patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Along with these developments has come the(More)
A 61-year-old man with bilateral recurrent periorbital ecchymoses was followed up for 36 months, at which time the diagnosis of multiple myeloma was established. However, in vitro tests of blood coagulation and platelet function gave normal findings. A biopsy specimen of the ecchymotic area showed no evidence of amyloid. Clinical and laboratory evaluation(More)
A case of multiple myeloma with no monoclonal protein synthesis is reported. The patient had hypogammaglobulinemia, bone marrow invasion, osteolytic lesions, and plasma cell tumors. The absence of protein synthesis has been demonstrated in bone marrow culture with tritiated leucine. No evidence of immunoglobulin production was found. Bone marrow or plasma(More)
An anaphylactic episode occurred in a patient receiving cytarabine (Ara-C) for acute myeloid leukemia. Specific allergy of the patient to cytarabine was demonstrated in vivo by intradermal testing and in vitro by four-hour passive cutaneous anaphylaxis in guinea pigs. Desensitization to cytarabine was successfully performed. This case represents the first(More)
To our knowledge, the association of the plasmacytoid variety of small-cell lymphoma with primary Sjögren's syndrome has not been reported. We describe a patient with SS who developed plasmacytoid small-cell lymphoma. As opposed to the commonly detected IgM, the lymphocyte surface immunoglobulins contained monoclonal IgA/kappa light chains. In addition to(More)
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