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Ruxolitinib as a primary treatment for multiple myeloma in a patient with primary myelofibrosis? A case report and the review of the literature

Przemysław Zygmunciak1, Justyna Iskrzak1, Joanna Góra-Tybor2, Ewa Lech-Marańda1, Bartosz Puła1
Hematology in Clinical Practice 2023;14:41-45.

Abstract

An 80-year-old female with a history of primary myelofibrosis was admitted to the hospital due to worsening symptoms of the primary disease. A secondary tumor — multiple myeloma (MM) — was revealed during the diagnostic process. Monotherapy with a JAK inhibitor (ruxolitinib) was administered, and the severity of both malignancies was alleviated. This article includes a short review of secondary malignancies correlated with PMF and the state of knowledge on using JAK inhibitors, mainly ruxolitinib, in treating MM.

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