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January 1982

Chemotherapy for Lymphoma in a Patient With Common Variable Immunodeficiency: Case Report, Literature Review, and Recommendations for Chemotherapy in Immunodeficient Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Medicine (Drs Gelmann and Anderson) and Metabolism (Dr Broder) Branches, National Cancer Institute, and the Laboratory of Pathology, Clinical Center (Dr Jaffe), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Dr Anderson is now at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(1):90-92. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340140092017

A man with long-standing common variable hypogammaglobulinemia was treated with chemotherapy and local radiation for diffuse mixed lymphoma. He continues in complete remission 42 months after the completion of therapy. Vigorous therapy for lymphoma can be used in the face of preexistent immunodeficiency. Complete staging and appropriate combination chemotherapy or radiation therapy should be carried out for lymphomas that occur in certain immunodeficient patients.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:90-92)

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