I would like to know about the extent of normal immune responses.
The question is this:
if, in a patient of yours, you find in the periferal blood and in the
bone marrow a monoclonal population of lymphocytes, how many of them are
enought for you to consider the finding abnormal. We found a monoclonal B cell
population in pb-3% and bm-5% in a male 67 years old patient.
Are there completely monoclonal immune responses?
Can the more frequent epitopes in a normal immune response be present in
such numbers as to be mistaken for a neoplasic cell line?
I think not but I´m not sure.
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