RICHARD L. HUMPHREY, M.D.; JOHN R. WRIGHT, M.D.; JIMMY B. ZACHARY, M.D.; SYLVESTER STERIOFF, M.D.; RALPH A. DeFRONZO
A patient with plasma cell myeloma presented in severe renal failure but was otherwise considered a good risk candidate for chemotherapy. Supported by hemodialysis she received intensive cyclophosphamide chemotherapy, resulting in a stabilization of all overt manifestations of her disease except for the renal failure. After 11½ months of follow-up without showing any further progression of the myeloma process, she received a successful cadaveric renal transplant, which functioned well until the time of her death 15 months later. No evidence of recurrent myeloma kidney disease was found at postmortem examination.
RICHARD L. HUMPHREY, JOHN R. WRIGHT, JIMMY B. ZACHARY, SYLVESTER STERIOFF, RALPH A. DeFRONZO. Renal Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:651–653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-651
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):651-653.
Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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