Interstitial pulmonary infiltrates in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia are a rare clinical entity. Although pulmonary involvement may be suspected on clinical grounds, final diagnosis requires lung biopsy. In this case, lung tissue was obtained by means of a transbronchial biopsy during fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The importance of an early diagnosis of the pulmonary infiltrates with regard to prognosis and prolongation of life is discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lung involvement in macroglobulinemia (Waldenstrom's disease)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Munchener Medizinische Wochenschrift|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1976|
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