alexa Multiple myeloma in a patient with sickel cell anemia. Interacting effects on blood viscosity.


Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Author(s): Anderson IS, Yeung KY, Hillman D, Lessin LS

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Abstract Described here is a case of multiple myeloma in a patient with sickle cell anemia. Viscometric studies were made by comparing the patient's whole blood, plasma and washed red blood cells with those of a normal control subject and a patient with sickle cell anemia. Results showed that the increased viscosity of the patient's whole blood as compared with that of the control patient with sickle cell anemia was mainly due to erythrocytic interaction with the circulating abnormal immunoglobulin. It is postulated that the increased frequency of vaso-occlusive crisis that occurred in our patient in the months before the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, was due to this cell-protein interaction with the resulting enhancement of whole blood viscosity and the sickling phenomena.
This article was published in Am J Med and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics

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