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Cryoglobulinaemia and septal perforation: a rare but logical cause

  • I. Smith (a1), M. Smith (a1), D. Mathias (a1) and J. Wallis (a2)


A case of nasal septal perforation secondary to cryoglobulinaemia is reported. In this instance the cryoglobulinaemia was due to Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma with IgM paraprotein) in which the paraprotein was a potent cryoglobulin.


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Address for correspondence: Mr I. Smith, ENT Department, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LSI 3EX.


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