Occurrence of monoclonal components in general practice: clinical implications.

@article{Aguzzi1992OccurrenceOM,
  title={Occurrence of monoclonal components in general practice: clinical implications.},
  author={Francesco Aguzzi and Matteo Bergami and C Gasparro and Vittorio Bellotti and Giampaolo Merlini},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={1992},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={192-5}
}
We report on the occurrence of monoclonal components observed in a provincial hospital in northern Italy from 1987 to 1990. The monoclonal components were detected by visual inspection of high-resolution acetate serum electrophoreses and typed by immunofixation. The percentage of monoclonal components increases steeply with age, and reaches a plateau of 7-8… CONTINUE READING