Pattern of multiple myeloma in Kenyans.


A study of 75 myeloma patients diagnosed at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, is presented. The male to female ratio was 1.7:1; the mean age +/- s.d. was 51.5 +/- 12.5 (range 16-80) years; the peak age incidence of 32% occurred in the sixth decade. A combination of: anaemia (81.3%), osteolytic lesions on X-ray skeletal survey (80%), bone pains (66.7… (More)