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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma cells that, in turn, are derived from B-type lymphocytes. The neoplastic plasma cells involve bone marrow and frequently produce multisystem disease. Patients are usually age 40 or older, with a peak incidence occurring in age group 60-65 years. About two thirds of the patients are male (literature range, […]

Urinalysis in Miscellaneous Diseases

Fever. Fever is the most common cause of proteinuria (up to 75% of febrile patients). If severe, it may be associated with an increase in hyaline casts (etiology unknown, possibly dehydration). Cystitis-urethritis. Cystitis and urethritis are lower urinary tract infections, often hard to differentiate from renal infection. Clumping of WBCs is suggestive of pyelonephritis but […]