Tobias Gedde-Dahl d.y. MD
Recently updated 21.09.2010
Oslo University Hospital
Symptoms of multiple myeloma
Symptoms derive from the localization of myeloma cells in bone marrow and the effect of the M-component (paraprotein).
- Symptoms of bone disease are, for example, lasting inexplicable back pain
- Reduced kidney function
- Anemia, more rarely leukopenia and thrombocytopenia
- Hypercalcemia due to osteolysis
- Repeated or lasting bacterial infections due to reduced immune system
- Symptoms which indicate compression of the spinal cord/nerveroots
- Sign of amyloidosis, for example large tongue, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney and/or heart failure
- Prolonged elevated blood sedimentation rate or plasma viscosity as a coincidental finding
|MRI of patient with myeloma in spine. Click to enlarge image.
||MRI of patient with destruction and collapse of vertebra. Click to enlarge image.
||X-ray of patient with pathological fracture in humerus. Click to enlarge image.|
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