Immunofluorescent studies of the eye in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The eyes of a 53-year-old woman with K light chain macroglobulinemia were studied histopathologically. Retinal hemorrhages were observed on gross examination. Microscopic examination disclosed eosinophilic, PAS-positive deposits in cystoid spaces within the outer plexiform layer, in the inner retina, and about photoreceptors. Immunofluorescent studies showed that the deposits contained IgM. Aneurysmal dilations of small retina vessels were demonstrated as well.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freidman, AH; Marchevsky, A; Odel, JG; Gerber, MA; Thung, SN

Published Date

  • April 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 743 - 746

PubMed ID

  • 6768349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030737020


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States