September 1985

Thymoma With Immunodeficiency (Good's Syndrome) Associated With Myasthenia Gravis and Benign IgG Gammopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Soppi and Lehtonen), Medical Microbiology (Drs Eskola and Veromaa), Pathology (Dr Röyttä), and Neurology (Dr Panelius), University of Turku (Finland).

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(9):1704-1707. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360090180027

• We treated a case of thymoma with immunodeficiency (Good's syndrome) associated with a rare combination of other parathymic syndromes including myasthenia gravis, benign IgG λ M component, pernicious anemia, and diabetes. The characterization of the patient's immunologic capacity disclosed practically normal T-cell number and mitogenic responses but impaired lymphokine production as well as B-cell function.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1704-1707)