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Doctor insights on: Monoclonal Paraproteinemia Treatment

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Is monoclonal paraproteinemia the same thing as myeloma?

Yes in most ways: Myeloma is one of the differential diagnosis, the other condition is called mgus ...Read more

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What causes monoclonal paraproteinemia?

What causes monoclonal paraproteinemia?

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). ...Read more

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What is monoclonal gammopathy?

What is monoclonal gammopathy?

A tumor type: There are various grades of monoclonal gammopathy. The three types, in increasing order of malignancy are monoclonal gammapathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), smoldering myeloma and the last one, which is a cancer, multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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IgA lambda monoclonal gammopathy meaning?

It is a medical diso: A medical disorder where your body is making excess of proteins(Gamma Globulins). It can manifest in 2-3 different ways(MGUS or Multiple Myeloma). So you need your doctor to explain which of these conditions do you have and theen get further testing, monitoring and you may or may not need treatment depending on whether it is mGUS(early) or Myeloma(later developemnt...that is a type of Blood Cancer ...Read more

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Can monoclonal gammopathy cause osteomyelitis?

Can monoclonal gammopathy cause osteomyelitis?

Not realy: It's estimated that between 10 and 25 percent of people with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance develop a more serious condition, such as multiple myeloma or other cancers or blood disorders. Other complications include fractures and blood clots. ...Read more

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How reliable are blood tests that look for monoclonal gammopathy in elevated ImM levels ? Are false negatives possible?

How reliable are blood tests that look for monoclonal gammopathy in elevated ImM levels ? Are false negatives possible?

Very: the testing for gammoparhy at at the present time is very sensitive. The means by how this gets measured and analyzed is so sensitive that I can t out all of the different Antibody types. ...Read more

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Is mononuclueosis associated at all with monoclonal gammopathy?

Is mononuclueosis associated at all with monoclonal gammopathy?

No: Ebv infection, the cause of mononucleosis is not usually related to monoclonal gammopathy. Ebv induced lymphoma may produce monoclonal gammopathy, but that would be an uncommon situation. ...Read more

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What is monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus)?

Blood & urine tests: Mgus is the presence of an abnormal protrein in the blood made by a type of white blood cell called a plasmacyte. In most cases, it is at a low level and is something that just has to be followed. However, it can be the precursor of the disease called multiple myeloma and as such a hematologist or medical oncologist will order tests to rule this out which may include blood, urine and simple x-rays. ...Read more

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Can you have a monoclonal gammopathy(and not mgus) while having a normal CBC w/differential?

Can you have a monoclonal gammopathy(and not mgus) while having a normal CBC w/differential?

Yes you can: CBC typically remains normal unless the bone marrow is heavily involved by multiple myeloma. Please check what the cause of your monoclonal gammopathy if it is not mgus? ...Read more

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