January 1975

µ-Chain Disease

Author Affiliations

From Irvington House Institute, Rheumatic Diseases Study Group, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(1):71-72. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330010073010

The clinical and laboratory features of the seven known patients with heavy chain disease showed that all but one had chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Two common and striking features are the presence of κ-type Bence Jones proteins and vacuolated plasma cells in the marrow.