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Tumori. 2005 Jul-Aug;91(4):361-3.

Fatal immunodeficiency in a patient with thymoma and Good's syndrome.

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  • 1Medical Oncology Unit, "S Giovanni di Dio" Hospital, Frattaminore, Naples, Italy. limontel@libero.it

Abstract

Thymoma is a rare tumor characterized by an association with autoimmune diseases. Immunological abnormalities are increasingly being recognized in thymoma patients and are the cause of a peculiar susceptibility to infections. The authors present the clinical history of a thymoma patient affected by fatal immunodeficiency.

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