Prognostic features of asymptomatic multiple myeloma.

  title={Prognostic features of asymptomatic multiple myeloma.},
  author={Donna M. Weber and M A Dimopoulos and Lia Angela Moulopoulos and Kay B Delasalle and Terry L. Smith and Raymond Alexanian},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={97 4},
Approximately 20% of patients with multiple myeloma are recognized by chance without significant symptoms. In order to prevent morbidity with timely therapy, reliable criteria are needed that distinguish those likely to show early or late disease progression. Multiple clinical features were assessed in 101 consecutive, asymptomatic and previously untreated patients. Patients with one or more lytic bone lesions were excluded because this feature had been found previously to be associated with… CONTINUE READING