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What does it mean if I have high immunoglobulin m qn serum?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Waldenstrom's Dz

An elevation of immunoglobulin m (igm) in the serum esp.
If monoclonal (of one kind) raises the possibility of waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - a malignancy affecting lymphocytes or plasma cells that produce this abnormal IgM protein causing symptoms of hyperviscosity - confusion, shortness of breath, stroke, kidney damage etc.

In brief: Waldenstrom's Dz

An elevation of immunoglobulin m (igm) in the serum esp.
If monoclonal (of one kind) raises the possibility of waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - a malignancy affecting lymphocytes or plasma cells that produce this abnormal IgM protein causing symptoms of hyperviscosity - confusion, shortness of breath, stroke, kidney damage etc.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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