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

James (Jim) Rosenbaum, M. D. Becker

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Abstract

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
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

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Anecdotes
Scleritis
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Wool
Blood Sedimentation
Optic Nerve
Rare Diseases

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

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The tyranny of the anecdote : Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and scleritis. / Rosenbaum, James (Jim); Becker, M. D.

In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2000, p. 111-113.

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