Chronic immune stimulation and subsequent Waldenström macroglobulinemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

abstract

  • In the largest investigation of WM risk factors to date, we found a 2- to 3-fold elevated risk of WM in persons with a personal history of autoimmune diseases with autoantibodies and notably elevated risks associated with hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus, and rickettsiosis. These findings provide novel insights into the still unknown etiology of WM.

publication date

  • September 22, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2670401

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinternmed.2008.4

PubMed ID

  • 18809818

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1903

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 168

number

  • 17