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No abnormal infiltrates in the bone marrow but states 15 percent plasma cells means?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Abnormal result: 15% plasma cells is abnormally high. This may be due to several different causes. Sometimes it may be due to an acute infection, or another illness in the body. A more serious cause is Multiple Myeloma. There is also Asymptomatic Multiple Myeloma in which the patient has: normal x-rays, red blood count, blood calcium and kidney function. Only some of these will develop Multiple Myeloma.

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