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Multiple Myeloma

August 10, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 12   Category: Health  Earning $0.20   Views: 448

Multiple myeloma usually affects males more between the age group of sixty to seventy years of age. Multiple myeloma is a malignant proliferation of plasma cells derived from a single clone that is tumour is derived originally from one cell by cloning.

         

Multiple myeloma is a malignant proliferation of plasma cells derived from a single clone that is tumour is derived originally from one cell by cloning. Therefore, all the malignant cells of tumor produce the same immunoglobulin. The immunoglobulin which they produce is called paraprotein or M-protein. Multiple myeloma usually affects males more between the age group of sixty to seventy years of age.

Types-

The various types of multiple myeloma depending upon the type of paraprotein produced are as follow-

1. IgG.

2. IgA.

3. IgD.

4. IgE.

5. Light chain disease.


Symptoms-

1. Bone marrow is infiltered heavily with atypical plasma cells.

2. Anaemia.

3. Leucopenia, thrombocytopenia.

4. Plasma cells are seen in peripheral smear test in small numbers in majority of cases. But in some cases, they get increased to large numbers.

5. Bone resorption and generalized osteoporosis.

6. Hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis.

7. Bence-Jones proteinuria, amyloidosis.

8. Renal failure.

9. Increased viscosity of blood results in hyperviscosity syndrome.

10. Localized bony swellings are seen over disease affected region of bones. Bone pain is there along with presence of osteolytic bone lesions.

11. Easily affected by infections that is great tendency to catch infections due to decreased immunity level of patient in multiple myeloma.


Investigations-

1. Hb test.

2. TLC, DLC, ESR tests.

3. Urine test.

4. Renal function tests.

5. Serum calcium test.

6. Serum alkaline phosphatase test.

7. Serum protein, serum albumin tests.

8. Serum immunoglobulin test.

9. X-ray of skull.

10. X-ray of ribs.

11. X-ray of spine.

12. X-ray of pelvis.

13. Bone marrow test.




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