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Immunoglobulin G crystalline keratopathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9630304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Two cases of corneal crystal deposition are reported, both caused by a benign monoclonal gammopathy METHODS: Similar corneal pathology is identified in these two patients, both of whom presented with visual acuities of 6/6 or better Consideration of possible causes involved biochemical and haematological testing and assessment. RESULTS: Potential for malignant transformation of monoclonal gammopathy was recognized, hence the need for ongoing haematological follow-up. CONCLUSION: Corneal crystals may be the initial presentation in a patient with monoclonal gammopathy, a rare, but significant, clinical finding.
K Hutchinson; M Dal Pra; A Apel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0814-9763     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505423     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Ophthalmol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Eye Unit, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Sedimentation
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Cornea / pathology*
Corneal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
Follow-Up Studies
Immunoglobulin G / analysis*
Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains / analysis*
Middle Aged
Paraproteinemias / complications,  diagnosis*
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains

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