The tyranny of the anecdote: Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and scleritis

J. T. Rosenbaum, M. D. Becker

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A 49-year-old male developed a bilateral scleritis that eventually involved the optic nerve and was associated with cotton wool spots. Investigation of a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate revealed a diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Although it was plausible to believe that the two rare diseases were causally related, the scleritis resolved while the gammopathy progressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


  • Cotton wool spots
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Plasmocytoma
  • Scleritis
  • Waldenstrom's

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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