Multiple myeloma in the elderly.

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Journal Article (Review)

The incidence of multiple myeloma, a monoclonal gammopathy, increases dramatically with age. The disorder involves a malignant proliferation of plasma cells, which results in abnormal production of immunoglobulin, bone-marrow infiltration, destruction of bone, renal failure, and infection. A number of treatment regimens can achieve remissions in approximately 50 per cent of patients. The elderly appear to be able to tolerate such therapy well and with results equivalent to those in younger individuals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cohen, HJ

Published Date

  • November 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 827 - 855

PubMed ID

  • 3913521

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3913521

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-0690(18)30913-3

Language

  • eng