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Chronic Hemodialysis in Myelomatosis

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Dr. Leech is now with the MRC Immunology Unit, Department of Zoology, University College London, Gower St., London WC1 GBT, England.

▸ Requests for reprints should be addressed to Fred L. Shapiro, M.D., Hennepin County General Hospital, Fifth & Portland South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55404.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):239-242. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-239
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Two patients had an unusual form of myelomatosis primarily manifested as chronic renal failure. Progressive uremia necessitated chronic dialysis, which extended their lives well beyond the mean survival for this disease. Hemodialysis should be considered in patients with this form of myelomatosis if there are no other debilitating conditions, if a good remission of long duration is likely, and if there is potential for significant rehabilitation.





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