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November 1978

Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach With Common Variable Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(11):1682-1684. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630360064025

Two patients had adenocarcinoma of the stomach in association with common variable immunodeficiency syndrome. There has been an increased prevalence of malignancy in this late-onset immunodeficient state. Similar to five previously reported cases, our patients had gastric carcinoma as a late complication. Further documentation of this association stresses the need for long-term follow-up in this premalignant condition.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1682-1684, 1978)