A new case of gamma-heavy chain disease. Clinical and immunochemical studies
Cozzolino, F.; Vercelli, D.; Castigli, E.; Becucci, A.; Di Guglielmo, R.
Scandinavian Journal of Haematology 28(2): 145-150
ISSN/ISBN: 0036-553X PMID: 6806895 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0609.1982.tb00507.x
The detection of a γ-heavy chain disease protein in the serum and urine of a patient with a history of Hodgkin's disease in complete remission is reported. The protein has been characterized as a γ1 dimer, Mw 66000, beginning at Asp 221 residue in the hinge region. No clinical or laboratory findings of malignancy have been observed in the patient since the abnormal protein was detected. The pathogenesis of this association, unreported to date, is discussed on the basis of previously administered high-dose anti-neoplastic treatments and of immunological impairment.