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September 1977

Primary Acquired Hypogammaglobulinemia and Regional Enteritis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Fillit and Davidson) and Pathology (Dr Cohen), Beth Israel Medical Center; Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York and the Departments of Medicine (Drs Bernstein and Brandt) and Pathology (Dr Bezahler), Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Dr Fillet is now with Rockefeller University, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(9):1252-1254. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630210118034

We had a patient with primary acquired hypogammaglobulinemia (PAH), nodular lymphoid hyperplasia, giardiasis, and the subsequent development of regional enteritis (RE). The case is of interest because the development of regional enteritis in a patient with PAH has not been previously reported, to our knowledge. The interaction of hypogammaglobulinemia and RE is discussed from an immunologic point of view. The report adds RE to the many known bowel diseases associated with PAH.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1252-1254, 1977)

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