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Vol 50, No 1 (2019)
Case Report / Kazuistyka
Published online: 2019-05-08
Submitted: 2018-11-05
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Abnormal hemostasis screening tests leading to diagnosis of multiple myeloma

Teresa Iwaniec, Joanna Zdziarska, Artur Jurczyszyn
DOI: 10.2478/ahp-2019-0006
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Acta Haematol Pol 2019;50(1):32-35.

open access

Vol 50, No 1 (2019)
Case Report / Kazuistyka
Published online: 2019-05-08
Submitted: 2018-11-05

Abstract

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a rare malignancy, characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells, secreting monoclonal immunoglobulin. It is usually diagnosed based on histopathologic and immunophenotypic bone marrow examination. Abnormal results of screening coagulation tests, including prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time and thrombin time, are commonly encountered in patients with plasma cell neoplasms. They do not, however, reflect bleeding tendency. We describe a 71-year-old patient who was accidentally diagnosed with multiple myeloma during coagulation diagnostics.

Abstract

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a rare malignancy, characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells, secreting monoclonal immunoglobulin. It is usually diagnosed based on histopathologic and immunophenotypic bone marrow examination. Abnormal results of screening coagulation tests, including prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time and thrombin time, are commonly encountered in patients with plasma cell neoplasms. They do not, however, reflect bleeding tendency. We describe a 71-year-old patient who was accidentally diagnosed with multiple myeloma during coagulation diagnostics.

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Keywords

multiple myleoma; paraprotein; hemostasis screening test; thrombin time

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Title

Abnormal hemostasis screening tests leading to diagnosis of multiple myeloma

Journal

Acta Haematologica Polonica

Issue

Vol 50, No 1 (2019)

Pages

32-35

Published online

2019-05-08

DOI

10.2478/ahp-2019-0006

Bibliographic record

Acta Haematol Pol 2019;50(1):32-35.

Keywords

multiple myleoma
paraprotein
hemostasis screening test
thrombin time

Authors

Teresa Iwaniec
Joanna Zdziarska
Artur Jurczyszyn

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