Monoclonal gammopathy and rheumatic diseases.

  title={Monoclonal gammopathy and rheumatic diseases.},
  author={Ana Raposo and Daniela Peixoto and M{\'o}nica Bogas},
  journal={Acta reumatologica portuguesa},
  volume={39 1},
It is common to find monoclonal gammopathy in the investigation workout for an unrelated disorder. There are studies relating rheumatic diseases and therapies which show an increased risk of monoclonal gammopathy. The specific mechanisms are not well understood but chronic antigen stimulation assumes an important role. Specific rheumatic diseases have consistently been associated with lymphoproliferative disorders but less attention has been paid to the possible association between monoclonal… CONTINUE READING