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Plasma cell dyscrasia

Plasma cell dyscrasia
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ICD-10 ICD-O: 9730-9739
MeSH D054219

Plasma cell dyscrasias are cancers of the plasma cells. Plasma cell dyscrasias are produced as a result of malignant proliferation of a monoclonal population of plasma cells that may or may not secrete detectable levels of a monoclonal immunoglobulin or paraprotein commonly referred to as M protein. Although the most common plasma cell dyscrasia is monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS); closely related disorders include multiple myeloma, solitary plasmacytoma of bone, extramedullary plasmacytoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), primary amyloidosis, light chain deposition disease and heavy-chain disease. The spectrum of MGUS, solitary plasmacytoma of bone, and asymptomatic and symptomatic multiple myeloma may actually represent a natural progression of the same disease.[1] See paraproteinemia



External links

  • Multiple Myeloma and Other Plasma Cell Dyscrasias. 2011

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