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Multiple myeloma

Disease definition

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant tumor of plasma cell characterized by overproduction of abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow and skeletal destruction. The clinical features are bone pain, renal impairment, immunodeficiency, anemia and presence of abnormal immunoglobulins (Ig).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Kahler disease
    • Medullary plasmacytoma
    • Myelomatosis
    • Plasma cell myeloma
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: C90.0
  • OMIM: 254500
  • UMLS: C0026764
  • MeSH: D009101
  • GARD: 7108
  • MedDRA: 10028228

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