Waldenström's macroglobulinemia: clinical course and prognostic factors in 60 patients

@article{Kyrtsonis2001WaldenstrmsMC,
  title={Waldenstr{\"o}m's macroglobulinemia: clinical course and prognostic factors in 60 patients},
  author={M.-C. Kyrtsonis and Theodoros Vassilakopoulos and Maria M. Angelopoulou and Marina Siakantaris and Flora N. Kontopidou and Maria N. Dimopoulou and Vassiliki A Boussiotis and Despina A Gribabis and Konstantinos Konstantopoulos and George Vaiopoulos and P. Fessas and Christos N. Kittas and Gerasimos A. Pangalis},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={80},
  pages={722-727}
}
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma characterized by the presence in patients' serum of an IgM monoclonal component. We report on our experience with 60 WM patients, focusing on their clinical findings, response to treatment, and the possible identification of prognostic factors. Of these patients, 70% presented with fatigue, and lymphadenopathy was observed in 22%, splenomegaly in 18%, hepatomegaly in 13%, and extranodal site of involvement in 6%. Bleeding… CONTINUE READING

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