what is the difference between multiple myeloma and waldenstrom macroglobulinemia?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Paraprotein: Waldenstrom's looks like a low-grade lymphoma rather unusual plasma cells, and produces IgM pentamer molecules instead of IgG or IgA monomers or free light chains. It tends to occupy lymph nodes rather than marrow. Hyperviscosity of the blood is likely to be the most troublesome feature.
3431 viewsAnswered Feb 20, 2020
Last updated Feb 20, 2020
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