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October 1984

Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy With Paraproteinemia: Analysis of the Clinical and Biological Characteristics and Their Prognostic Significance

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Hôpital de St Gilles (Drs Soupart, de Saint-Georges, Salhadin, Sztern, and Lustman); and the Department of Immunology, Hôpital Erasme, Free University (Dr Wybran), Brussels.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(10):2092-2093. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.04400010219041

• We report a case of a double M component appearing in the course of angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia (AILD). Lymphocyte function, especially the decrease in T-suppressor cells, could play an essential role in the mechanisms of the disease. In the presence of an M component, the prognosis for AILD seems to be more pessimistic. Arguments for considering AILD as a premalignant disease are reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2092-2093)

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