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How does multiple myeloma affect the kidney?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Nephropathy

Myeloma produces proteins called light chains which can essentially "clog up" the kidney producing myeloma nephropathy.
Myeloma also produces humoral substances which can damage the kidney.

In brief: Nephropathy

Myeloma produces proteins called light chains which can essentially "clog up" the kidney producing myeloma nephropathy.
Myeloma also produces humoral substances which can damage the kidney.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Myeloma and kidney

Two major causes of kidney problem in patients with myeloma - direct effect of the abnormal protein to the kidney also called myeloma kidney/cast nephropathy and increase serum calcium /hypercalcemia.
. Other causes of kidney failure include amyloidosis, and drug-induced kidney damage.

In brief: Myeloma and kidney

Two major causes of kidney problem in patients with myeloma - direct effect of the abnormal protein to the kidney also called myeloma kidney/cast nephropathy and increase serum calcium /hypercalcemia.
. Other causes of kidney failure include amyloidosis, and drug-induced kidney damage.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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