Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that originates due to an abnormal proliferation of plasma cells (one type of leukocyte, the body’s defence). These plasma cells can cause bone lesions, growing profusely and causing anaemia. At the same time, they are able to produce immunoglobulins. These are proteins that, in excess, can affect the kidneys and increase the risk of infection.

Multiple myeloma is a type of bone marrow cancer that comes about due to the proliferation of clonal plasma cells and the abnormal production of immunoglobulins (Ig), which are a component of the immune system and can be found in blood and/or urine.

Mieloma Múltiple Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 01.02.2022, 12:54
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