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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Kahler Disease (Definition)

I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more


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Is there any chemical that cause myeloma?

Possibly: The United States government believes there is an association between agent orange that was used in vietnam and a variety of cancers including multiple myeloma. Although there is no conclusive proof of causation there are benefits for veterans exposed to agent orange who develop multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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Does cytoxin cause myeloma?

Not really: Used to treat myeloma and very rarely (in high doses) associated with acute leukemia's. ...Read more

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What is the cause of IgE myeloma?

IgE myeloma rare: Ige myeloma is rare. Dr. Kyle recently reviewed IgD and ige myelomas -- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/24133829 the exact cause of myeloma is not well understood. ...Read more

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What are the causes of multiple myeloma?

No simple answer: Multiple myeloma has been associated with ionizing radiation (atomic bomb level), herbicides, petroleum products, analin hair dyes, autoimmune disease but there is no clear cut association. There are a few families which show an inheritance pattern along with other lymphomas. ...Read more

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Can skeletal pain be caused by myeloma?

Yes: Myeloma is a disease that effects bone directly. Patients with myeloma frequently have skeletal complaints. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

Nobody knows : Bottom line is that nobody knows for sure. No serious studies have correlated multiple myeloma and stress, so this would be an unlikely cause. Genetic abnormalities ate involved in causing this disease but is hard to figure out what is exactly causing such genetic abnormalities. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Yes: This can happen but usually myeloma causes a decrease in the kidney function. Some patients with myeloma can also have a protein deposited in the kidney (amyloidosis) that can lead to nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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Can radiations from lcd screen of computer cause multiple myeloma?

No: No. There is no evidence nor any plausible biological reason to think that lcd screens cause myeloma or any other type of cancer. ...Read more

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Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of the problems with the heart arise from many of the early treatments of myeloma which included a drug called adriomycin. Modern chemotherapy can still cause heart problems but not at the same rate. ...Read more

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