- Volume 17 Issue 4
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International Scoring System in Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma: Experience from a Tertiary Care Center
- Sultan, Sadia (Department of Hematology and Blood bank, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Irfan, Syed Mohammed (Department of Hematology and Blood bank, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Parveen, Saira (Department of Hematology and Blood bank, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Taufiq, Ufaq (Liaquat National Medical College)
- Published : 2016.06.01
Background: Symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) is an acquired B-cell malignant proliferation of antibody secreting plasma cells, characterized by end organ damage due to monoclonal immunoglobulin secretion. The aim of this study wa to determine the stage stratification according to an international scoring system in adult Pakistani MM patients at presentation. Materials and Methods: This single centre retrospective study extendedfrom January 2012 to December 2015. Data were retrieved from the departmental maintained records. Results: A total of 39 patients were diagnosed at our center with MM during the period of the study, 25 males and 14 females. Age ranged between 36 and 81 with a mean of
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