Myeloma in the Young 559-560
Dr Garima Goel, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Kasturba Medical College, Light house Hill Road, Mangalore
Karnataka 575001, India
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Introduction: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic plasma cell proliferation involving the bone marrow and extraosseous tissues which usually occurs in the elderly, (aged, 60 to 70 years), while patients younger than 30 or 40 years account for only 0.3 and 2.2 %,of all myelomas, respectively.
Materials and Methods: The present study analyzed 7 patients younger than 40 years among 87 patients of MM who presentedto our hospital from 2005 to 2008. Complete diagnostic workup was carried out for all the patients.
Results: The youngest of the 7 patients included in the study was a 30 year old female. All the patients had marrow involvement by neoplastic plasma cells.
Conclusion: The survival of patients younger than 40years with MM is longer than observed in other series of patients of all ages with MM.