Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin: A case report

C. Erlichman, J. F. Pringle, I. C. Quirt

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Abstract

The ectopic production of the β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is described in a patient with an anaplastic carcinoma. After chemotherapy the marker decreased in a logarithmic fashion to undetectable levels but the neoplasm progressed and the patient died. The specificity of the β-subunit of hCG is discussed. Discordance of the marker and clinical disease is pointed out, and several possible explanations are outlined. The lack of specificity of the β-subunit of hCG and the discordance that it may exhibit means that its use in diagnosing and following disease progression may be limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Chorionic Gonadotropin
Disease Progression
Biomarkers
Carcinoma
Drug Therapy
Neoplasms

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Erlichman, C., Pringle, J. F., & Quirt, I. C. (1979). Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin: A case report. Medical and Pediatric Oncology, 6(2), 115-119.

Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin : A case report. / Erlichman, C.; Pringle, J. F.; Quirt, I. C.

In: Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1979, p. 115-119.

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Erlichman, C, Pringle, JF & Quirt, IC 1979, 'Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin: A case report', Medical and Pediatric Oncology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 115-119.
Erlichman, C. ; Pringle, J. F. ; Quirt, I. C. / Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin : A case report. In: Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 1979 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 115-119.
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