Daniel Kichura

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma I. What every physician needs to know. Multiple myeloma is a hematologic malignancy characterized by clonal bone marrow plasma cells and monoclonal protein in the serum or urine. Symptomatic myeloma is associated with hypercalcemia, renal insufficiency, anemia, and bone disease manifested as bony pain (classically back pain) or atraumatic fractures. The symptoms and…

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

I. What every physician needs to know. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a hematologic malignancy of undifferentiated lymphoid precursor cells, which leads to excessive production of abnormal lymphoblasts in the bone marrow and subsequent hematopoietic failure. Though ALL most commonly occurs in children, it can be seen in all age groups. II. Diagnostic Confirmation: Are…

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