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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617766/notes-from-the-field-evaluation-of-a-perceived-cluster-of-plasma-cell-dyscrasias-among-workers-at-a-natural-gas-company-illinois-2014
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Marie A de Perio, Jayesh Mehta
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June 16, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606401/monoclonal-gammopathy-with-both-nemaline-myopathy-and-amyloid-myopathy
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Min Wang, Lin Lei, Hai Chen, Li Di, Mi Pang, Yan Lu, Lu Lu, Xin-Ming Shen, Yuwei Da
Monoclonal gammopathies due to plasma cell dyscrasias can induce diverse rare neuromuscular disorders. Deposition of monoclonal antibody light chains in skeletal muscle causes amyloid myopathy. Monoclonal gammopathy is occasionally associated with sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy. Here we report a monoclonal gammopathy patient with both sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy and amyloid myopathy. The diagnoses were based on immunofixation electrophoresis of urine, and serum for free light chain assay, Congo red staining and Thioflavin S staining of muscle biopsies, as well as immunohistochemical staining and electron-microscopic observation...
May 11, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584670/solitary-plasmacytoma-of-the-mesentery-a-systematic-clinician-s-diagnosis
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Georgia Mitropoulou, Adamantia Zizi-Sermpetzoglou, Hippokrates Moschouris, Athanasios Kountourogiannis, Despoina Myoteri, Dionysios Dellaportas
INTRODUCTION: Plasmacytoma is an uncommon plasma cell neoplasm and its localized form is solitary plasmacytoma of the bone and solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma. Solitary plasmacytoma of the mesentery is extremely rare, reported only in a handful of cases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old man with nonspecific abdominal complains was found to have an ill-defined mass on his mesenteric root. Laparoscopic biopsy and stepwise histopathological examination revealed a mesenteric plasmacytoma, and extensive imaging and laboratory investigations led to the diagnosis of the solitary mesenteric plasmacytoma...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573329/therapy-assessment-in-multiple-myeloma-with-pet
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REVIEW
Cristina Nanni, Elena Zamagni
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell dyscrasia producing bone lytic lesions. In recent years, a wide spectrum of therapeutic approaches are available to treat the disease: an accurate therapy assessment has, therefore, become of utmost importance. In this field, imaging is becoming a cornerstone, especially in association with clinical parameters. Among imaging procedures, FDG PET/CT is recognized to provide reliable information, achieved in a very safe and fast procedure.  The literature has produced very concordant results from different groups assessing the value of FDG PET/CT as a prognostic factor in general and in therapy assessment, but some issues remain regarding a standardization of image interpretation especially in borderline cases...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
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Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542843/next-generation-sequencing-of-a-family-with-a-high-penetrance-of-monoclonal-gammopathies-for-the-identification-of-candidate-risk-alleles
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Niccolo Bolli, Matteo Barcella, Erika Salvi, Francesca D'Avila, Antonio Vendramin, Chiara De Philippis, Nikhil C Munshi, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Peter J Campbell, Alberto Mussetti, Cristiana Carniti, Francesco Maura, Cristina Barlassina, Paolo Corradini, Vittorio Montefusco
BACKGROUND: The authors describe a family with a high penetrance of plasma cell dyscrasias, suggesting inheritance of an autosomal dominant risk allele. METHODS: The authors performed whole-exome sequencing and reported on a combined approach aimed at the identification of causative variants and risk loci, using the wealth of data provided by this approach. RESULTS: The authors identified gene mutations and single-nucleotide polymorphisms of potential significance, and pinpointed a known risk locus for myeloma as a potential area of transmissible risk in the family...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512562/morphologic-confounders-and-cd19-negativity-in-a-case-of-hairy-cell-leukemia
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Pulkit Rastogi, Sreejesh Sreedharanunni, Uday Yanamandra, Man Updesh Singh Sachdeva, Neelam Varma
OBJECTIVES: We report a case of hairy cell leukemia (HCL) initially misdiagnosed as plasma cell dyscrasia due to various clinical, morphological and immunophenotypic confounders. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a patient diagnosed of marrow plasmacytosis and serum monoclonal protein elsewhere and referred to our hospital, morphological evaluation of bone marrow aspirate smears and trephine biopsy, immunophenotyping, and molecular testing (BRAFV600E mutation) were done. Clinically, the patient was asymptomatic; bone marrow revealed plasmacytosis, mastocytosis, and lymphocytosis with a few "hairy" cells...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505007/al-amyloidoma-of-the-skin-subcutis-cutaneous-amyloidosis-plasma-cell-dyscrasia-or-a-manifestation-of-primary-cutaneous-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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Noreen M Walsh, Ian Marie Lano, Peter Green, Christopher Gallant, Sylvia Pasternak, Thai Yen Ly, Luis Requena, Heinz Kutzner, Andreas Chott, Lorenzo Cerroni
It is unclear whether AL amyloidoma of the skin/subcutis represents a distinct entity, an indolent precursor of systemic amyloidosis, or a manifestation of cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma (cMZL). We collected 10 cases of cutaneous AL amyloidoma in order to better characterize the clinicopathologic features of this elusive entity (M:F=4:6; median age: 62.5 y, range: 31 to 82 y). Nine patients had a solitary nodule or plaque on the lower extremity (n=7), upper extremity (n=1), or chin (n=1). One patient had an AL amyloidoma on the right thigh and a second lesion on the right arm showing histopathologic features of cMZL without amyloid deposits...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502031/vitamin-d-and-plasma-cell-dyscrasias-reviewing-the-significance
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REVIEW
Nicholas Burwick
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a clonal plasma cell disorder and precursor disease to multiple myeloma and other related cancers. While MGUS is considered a benign disorder, with a low risk of disease progression, patients have altered bone microarchitecture and an increased risk of bone fracture. In addition, alterations in immune function are regularly found to correlate with disease activity. Vitamin D, an important hormone for bone and immune health, is commonly deficient in multiple myeloma patients...
May 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483281/preclinical-data-support-leveraging-cs1-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Michael Rosenzweig, Ryan Urak, Miriam Walter, Laura Lim, James F Sanchez, Amrita Krishnan, Stephen Forman, Xiuli Wang
BACKGROUND AIMS: Light chain amyloidosis (AL) is a protein deposition disorder that is a result of a plasma cell dyscrasia, similar to multiple myeloma (MM). Immunotherapy is an attractive approach because of the low burden of disease, but the optimal target for AL is unclear. CS1 and B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) are two potential targets because they are expressed on normal plasma cells and MM cells. METHODS: We performed a prospective study evaluating bone marrow specimens of 20 patients with plasma cell diseases, 10 with AL and 10 with MM...
July 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471126/multiple-myeloma-with-an-unusual-oral-presentation
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REVIEW
Anjali Nayak, Meghanand T Nayak
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a dyscrasia caused by neoplastic proliferation of somatically mutated plasma cells. Myeloma cells divide and expand within the bone marrow affecting multiple locations in the body where bone marrow is present. Oral manifestations, though common are usually not diagnosed. This report describes rare oral manifestations of multiple myeloma like oral petechiae and gingival swelling presented in a 40-year-old male patient. The diagnosis was established by blood examination & skeletal survey, while oral findings were later correlated with the diagnosis of MM...
July 2016: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469872/perioperative-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-a-patient-with-severe-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eva Jennes, Dorothee Guggenberger, Rainer Zotz, Lora Thompson, Tim H Brümmendorf, Steffen Koschmieder, Edgar Jost
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome may be related to plasma cell dyscrasia and can cause severe bleeding complications. Treatment, for example, with intravenous immunoglobulins may be indicated in selected cases. Physicians treating plasma cell dyscrasia have to be aware of bleeding complications in these patients, and clarification is necessary.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451433/lenalidomide-induced-eosinophilic-pneumonia
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Andrew Toma, Aaron P Rapoport, Allen Burke, Ashutosh Sachdeva
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell dyscrasia accounting for 10% of haematologic malignancies. Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug analogous to thalidomide that is approved for use in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, and in combination with dexamethasone for refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is preferred to thalidomide because of reduced toxicity, and pulmonary side effects are considered rare. We present, to our knowledge, an unusual and first reported case of a patient with relapsed multiple myeloma who received lenalidomide after autologous stem cell transplant, then developed eosinophilic pneumonia presenting as dyspnoea, peripheral eosinophilia, and bilateral pulmonary opacities...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444965/serum-free-light-chain-quantitative-assays-dilemma-of-a-biomarker
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Giovanni Cigliana, Francesca Gulli, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Elena De Santis, Luigi Colacicco, Iole Cordone, Laura Conti, Umberto Basile
BACKGROUND: Serum free light chains detection assays are consistently meeting greater interest for the diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and plasma cell dyscrasias. Nowadays, there are neither standardized methods nor reference material for the determination of free light chains; for this reason, it is important to compare two different assays used in clinical laboratory. METHODS: We evaluated 300 serum samples from patients with B-cell disorders and compared the analytical performances of both assay...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439985/the-utility-of-mass-fix-to-detect-and-monitor-monoclonal-proteins-in-the-clinic
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Paolo Milani, David L Murray, David R Barnidge, Mindy C Kohlhagen, John R Mills, Giampaolo Merlini, Surendra Dasari, Angela Dispenzieri
The detection and quantification of monoclonal-proteins (M-proteins) are necessary for the diagnosis and evaluation of response in plasma cell dyscrasias. Immunoglobulin enrichment-coupled with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (MASS-FIX) is a simple and inexpensive method to identify M-proteins, but its clinical generalizability has not yet been elucidated. We compared MASS-FIX to protein electrophoresis (PEL), serum/urine immunofixation-electrophoresis (IFE) and quantitative serum free-light chain (FLC) for the identification of M-proteins in different clinical diagnoses...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417905/analytical-criticalities-associated-to-different-immunological-methods-for-serum-free-light-chain-detection-in-plasma-cell-dyscrasias-a-description-of-particular-clinical-cases
#16
Rocco Sabatino, Antonio Perrone, Marco Cuomo, Sandra Liotti, Vittoria Barchiesi, Monica Cantile, Ernesta Cavalcanti
Current criteria for differential diagnosis of multiple myeloma (MM), Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) are included in the 2003 guidelines by the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG). An updated version was then published in 2014, highlighting the importance of serum free light chain (sFLC) detection, as well as the κ/λ ratio as excellent indicators of clonality. At present, two commercial assays for sFLC quantification are available: the Freelite™ assay and the N-Latex assay...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405536/an-unfortunate-polyneuropathy-organomegaly-endocrinopathy-monoclonal-gammopathy-and-skin-change-poems
#17
Faraz Afridi, Jorge Otoya, Samantha F Bunting, Gerard Chaaya
POEMS syndrome is an acronym for polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes, which is a rare paraneoplastic disease of monoclonal plasma cells. A mandatory criterion to diagnose POEMS syndrome is the presence of a monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia in which plasma cell leukemia is the most aggressive form. Early identification of the features of the POEMS syndrome is critical for patients to identify an underlying plasma cell dyscrasias and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease by providing early therapy...
March 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397326/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuropathies-associated-with-plasma-cell-dyscrasias
#18
REVIEW
Evan Rosenbaum, Douglas Marks, Shahzad Raza
Neuropathies associated with plasma cell dyscrasias are a major cause of morbidity for patients managed by medical oncologists. Because of similarities in clinical presentation and on nerve conduction studies, identifying the underlying disease leading to a paraproteinemic neuropathy can often be difficult. In addition, the degree of neurologic deficit does not strictly correlate with the extent of abnormalities on common clinical laboratory testing. Fortunately, with increasing understanding into the biologic mechanisms of underlying hematologic diseases, additional biomarkers have recently been developed, thus improving our diagnostic capacity...
April 10, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390534/pet-mr-imaging-of-multiple-myeloma
#19
REVIEW
Shetal N Shah, Jorge D Oldan
PET-magnetic resonance (MR) is a hybrid imaging modality that combines PET and MR. Evidence for this new modality is in the process of being developed, but both component modalities are well tested in the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma. It allows advanced bimodality imaging of the whole body with an adaptable field of view and it can be used for monitoring plasma cell dyscrasias for progression to multiple myeloma, for assessing disease burden in patients with known multiple myeloma, for assessing response to therapy and relapse after remission, and for radiation therapy treatment planning...
May 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381142/crystal-storing-histiocytosis
#20
Preithy Uthamalingam, Sangita Mehta
Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare histiocytic lesion, most often described in association with lymphoid malignancies, especially plasma cell myeloma or lymphomas associated with monoclonal gammopathy. A few cases have also been described in patients without an underlying lymphoid/plasmacytic neoplasm. The histiocytes are characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of crystals composed of whole or part of the immunoglobulin molecule. The pathobiology is largely unclear. It is a rare phenomenon and the available literature is restricted to case reports and a few case series...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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