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Multiple myeloma in pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2304725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple myeloma, a generalized malignancy resulting from the proliferation of a single clone of neoplastic plasma cells, occurs rarely in pregnancy. This is the fifth documented case of pregnancy in a woman with this disorder. Clinical features of multiple myeloma include bone pain, pathologic fractures, neurologic deficits, and frequent bacterial infections. Laboratory evaluation often reveals hypercalcemia, anemia, and some degree of renal failure. Both radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used to treat multiple myeloma. Although the ultimate prognosis of a woman with this disease is poor, the offspring are apparently unaffected.
M P Malee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-20     Completed Date:  1990-03-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Illinois, Chicago.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Multiple Myeloma* / diagnosis,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic* / diagnosis
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis

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