Multiple myeloma - a review

Rebecca R. George., Anitha Mangesh and Dhanraj

Aim: To review the pathophysiology, diagnostic and investigatory approach and treatment for multiple myeloma.
Objective: To enumerate the various aspects in relation to multiple myeloma.
Background: Multiple myeloma is a hematologic malignancy characterized by the clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and, usually, the presence of a monoclonal Ig in the blood and/or urine. It is the second most commonly diagnosed hematologic malignancy with an annual incidence and prevalence in the various parts of the world.
Reason: To understand the disease and its course as well its management in the human body.

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