Recurrent pulmonary infections in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and hypogammaglobulinemia.

H. S. Freeland, P. P. Scott

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Abstract

We describe two patients with concomitant recurrent pulmonary infections due to encapsulated organisms and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. We discuss the cases as a subset of acquired hypogammaglobulinemia in adults, focusing on the possible role of impaired defense mechanisms and emphasizing the importance of aggressive therapy with gamma globulin, antibiotics, and good pulmonary toilet to reduce morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1369
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume79
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1986

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