X-ray and Electron Diffraction of Ocular and Bone Marrow Crystals in Paraproteinemia

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Science  07 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3867, pp. 581-583
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3867.581


Crystals in the cornea, conjunctiva, and bone marrow of a patient with a monoclonal gammopathy were analyzed by x-ray and selective-area electron diffraction. X-ray diffraction rings obtained from the abnormal crystalline deposits closely matched cholesteryl stearate patterns, and electron diffraction findings were suggestive of this lipid.

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