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What causes monoclonal paraproteinemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Excess of Plasma cel: Plasma cells in our bone marrow make antibodies. Sometimes they become overly active/reactive and produce abnormal proteins called paraproteins. Most such protein production is benign and not uncommon in older folks. Sometimes it is excessive(more than 1gram/day) then we get concerned about a condition called multiple myeloma (paraproteins over 3 grams).

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