January 1968

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, and the Nephrotic Syndrome

Author Affiliations


From the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. Doctor Brodovsky is now at the Jefferson Medical College Division, Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(1):71-75. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640010073012

Two patients, one with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and one with Hodgkin's disease, developed the nephrotic syndrome. There was improvement in the neoplastic process and renal disease in both patients—in one after treatment with chlorambucil and in the other after irradiation therapy. The same causative factors may have produced both the hematologic malignancy and the nephrotic syndrome.