What is non-igm myeloma? Isn't it different from multiple myeloma?

The myeloma. Family is a proliferation of plasma cells, which produce antibodies or immunoglobulins. Igm is ass.Ociated with waldenstrom macro globulin, igg is the most familiar, but there is also iga, these further produce subunits, kappa and lambda chains. The abnormal clone usually is a xerox machine gone bad producing a copy of one of these chains. Myeloma causes problems by these cells destroying bone.
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What is the significance of low Igm levels in smoldering Multiple Myeloma?

Depends. If you have M protein from another class of immunoglobulin, then the cells producing this M protein would crowd out the other immunoglobulin producing cells in the bone marrow leading to a lower level of what that cell would ordinarily produce. Some Multiple myeloma cases are of no medical significance but needs to be followed. Many myeloma patients are prone to bacterial infections. Read more...

What is the difference in testing an IgG and IgM bands for Lyme versus multiple myeloma?

Different Diseases. Lyme and multiple myeloma are two very different diseases which are not likely to be confused for one another on a test like this. Igg and igm are two different types of proteins made by the immune system, and within each category you have thousands of different proteins in your body. For lyme, the test looks for a protein that proves your body has "seen" lyme organisms before. Read more...

Can monoclonal IgM kappa light chain gammopathy turn into multiple myeloma?

It can. Yes, it can . It will depend on how much is the quantity of the monoclonal proteine, how many plasma cells on the bone marrow and ultimately whether one has end organ damages/ whether some other organs are affected significantly by the monoclonal protein. That is why some blood work, imaging study and bone marrow biopsy need to be done. Read more...

Resent blood work states IgM 875, an appearant polyclonal glammopathy IgM, kappa and Lambda light chains appear increased. Possible Multiple myeloma?

No. Myeloma is monoclonal. I trust you do not have urinary light chains. Most polyclonal stuff means nothing. If you are symptomatic, look for another cause of any symptoms. Read more...