Polyclonal immune activation and marrow plasmacytosis in multiple myeloma patients receiving long term lenalidomide therapy: incidence and prognostic significance.
Summary of "Polyclonal immune activation and marrow plasmacytosis in multiple myeloma patients receiving long term lenalidomide therapy: incidence and prognostic significance."
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Department of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Malignancies.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608883
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/leu.2013.126
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Neoplasms located in the bone marrow. They are differentiated from neoplasms composed of bone marrow cells, such as MULTIPLE MYELOMA. Most bone marrow neoplasms are metastatic.
A rare, aggressive variant of MULTIPLE MYELOMA characterized by the circulation of excessive PLASMA CELLS in the peripheral blood. It can be a primary manifestation of multiple myeloma or develop as a terminal complication during the disease.
Abnormal immunoglobulins characteristic of MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
An abnormal protein with unusual thermosolubility characteristics that is found in the urine of patients with MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
Multiple protein bands serving as markers of specific ANTIBODIES and detected by ELECTROPHORESIS of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID or serum. The bands are most often seen during inflammatory or immune processes and are found in most patients with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.