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.
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HUMPHREY RL, WRIGHT JR, ZACHARY JB, STERIOFF S, DeFRONZO RA. 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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