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What is the significance of a low Igm level in smoldering multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Part of the disease: Whenever you have smoldering myeloma of certain type, say IgG for example, the other antibody types like IgM and IgA are often decreased. It is just part of the disease process to see a paradoxical lower of other antibody types that are not involved in smoldering myeloma.
Answered on Dec 13, 2015
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