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Monday, 18 October 2010
MRCP revision battle 33.3: Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia, AKA lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma, is a condition in which monoclonal proliferation of terminally differentiated lymphocytes results in a monoclonal IgM paraprotein.
The significance of this is that IgM carries a high risk of hyperviscosity syndrome.
Treatment for Waldenstom's:
none if asymptomatic
plasmapheresis if hyperviscosity
On to another paraproteinaemia,
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