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Multiple Myeloma

  • By: Rishi Subbarayan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Multiple myeloma is a devastating malignancy of plasma cells that was first described in 1848. It has diverse presentations but is characterized by anemia (a deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood), bone destruction, elevated blood calcium levels, and ...

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