Case report of immunoglobulin M multiple myeloma: A rare hematologic malignancy
Damla Çağla Patır1, Sibel Demiral Sezer1, Aybüke Olgun2, Harun Akar1
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Hematology, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Keywords: Immunoglobulin M, multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) multiple myeloma is a very rare hematologic malignancy which comprises less than only 0.5% of multiple myeloma (MM) cases. Immunoglobulin M multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) are two distinct hematologic entities with the common finding of IgM monoclonal gammopathy. This article presents a case of IgM multiple myeloma with increased monoclonal IgM overlapping with multiple myeloma.
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