Polycythaemia

an unusual presentation of multiple myeloma

Elaine J. Hutchison, Josephine A. Taverna, Qi Yu, Andrew M Yeager

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In contrast to anaemia, polycythaemia is a distinctly uncommon finding in patients with multiple myeloma. We describe the presence of otherwise unexplained polycythaemia in a 57-year-old Caucasian man who was found to have IgG κ multiple myeloma. After treatment of myeloma, the polycythaemia resolved. We reviewed previous reports of polycythaemia associated with multiple myeloma and discuss potential pathophysiological mechanisms that link these 2 conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2016
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StatePublished - Sep 20 2016

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Polycythemia
Multiple Myeloma
Anemia
Immunoglobulin G
Therapeutics

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Polycythaemia : an unusual presentation of multiple myeloma. / Hutchison, Elaine J.; Taverna, Josephine A.; Yu, Qi; Yeager, Andrew M.

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Hutchison, Elaine J. ; Taverna, Josephine A. ; Yu, Qi ; Yeager, Andrew M. / Polycythaemia : an unusual presentation of multiple myeloma. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 2016.
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