Autoimmune disorders complicating adolescent Hodgkin's disease.


Four adolescents with Hodgkin's disease also developed autoimmune diseases. There were two idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), one polymyositis, and one scleroderma. The first two patients developed ITP in the absence of a spleen, and with their Hodgkin's disease in remission. The first patient with Hodgkin's disease has been continuously free of… (More)


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