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Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Yes

Although rare, multiple myeloma (mm) can cause nephrotic syndrome.
Mm is more likely to cause renal impariment, mild protein spill from your kidneys, back pain and electrolyte disturbances in your bloodwork.

In brief: Yes

Although rare, multiple myeloma (mm) can cause nephrotic syndrome.
Mm is more likely to cause renal impariment, mild protein spill from your kidneys, back pain and electrolyte disturbances in your bloodwork.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Myeloma cells can produce abnormal immune proteins called "light chains" which can affect the kidney and result in renal failure and/or nephrotic syndrome.

In brief: Yes

Myeloma cells can produce abnormal immune proteins called "light chains" which can affect the kidney and result in renal failure and/or nephrotic syndrome.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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