The Effect of Suppressed Levels of Uninvolved Immunoglobulins on the Prognosis of Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma


Sari M., Sari S., Nalcaci M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.34, ss.131-136, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjh.2016.0161
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-136

Özet

Objective: The majority of multiple myeloma (MM) patients have high levels of monoclonal immunoglobulin in the serum and/or urine and suppressed levels of the uninvolved immunoglobulins. The prognostic significance of this phenomenon has not been assessed sufficiently. In this study, our aim is to evaluate the prognostic significance of uninvolved immunoglobulin suppression measured by nephelometry in patients with new symptomatic MM and the association with other features of the disease.