Introduction: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic plasma cellproliferation involving the bone marrow and extraosseous tissueswhich usually occurs in the elderly, (aged, 60 to 70 years), whilepatients younger than 30 or 40 years account for only 0.3 and2.2 %,of all myelomas, respectively.Materials and Methods: The present study analyzed 7 patientsyounger than 40 years among 87 patients of MM who presentedto our hospital from 2005 to 2008. Complete diagnostic workupwas carried out for all the patients.Results: The youngest of the 7 patients included in the study wasa 30 year old female. All the patients had marrow involvement byneoplastic plasma cells.Conclusion: The survival of patients younger than 40years withMM is longer than observed in other series of patients of all ageswith MM.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry