Medical management update: multiple myeloma.

  title={Medical management update: multiple myeloma.},
  author={Eric T. Stoopler and Dan T. Vogl and Edward A. Stadtmauer},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={103 5},
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by abnormal proliferation of immunoglobulin-secreting plasma cells. Manifestations of MM may include anemia, osteolytic lesions, and renal dysfunction. Treatment for this disease chiefly consists of corticosteroids, bisphosphonates, chemotherapy, and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. This medical management update will review recent clinical and therapeutic advances in the field of MM and highlight issues that are important… CONTINUE READING
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