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Multiple Myeloma

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Definition

Hematologic malignancy characterized by major life-threatening complications such as bone disease, infections, renal failure, anemia. Anemia is present in two thirds of patients at diagnosis of myeloma and reflects the course of the disease since it worsens during resistant or progressive disease, but ameliorates when the disease is controlled by treatment. rHuEpo and Darbepoetin alfa have been used in myeloma to increase Hb concentration, reduce RBC transfusion requirement and improve QOL.

Keywords

Public Health Renal Failure Multiple Myeloma Social Policy Progressive Disease 
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