BONG HAK HYUN, M.D., D.SC.(MED)
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To the editor: A recent paper by G. M. Hewell and R. Alexanian in this journal (1) reporting the cases of three young men, aged 17 to 22 years, found to have multiple myeloma prompts us to make some comments.
The authors state that their cases are the first well-documented examples of multiple myeloma in patients younger than the age of 30. Obviously they failed to find our 1973 report (3) of a well-documented case of myeloma.
A 13-year-old girl had tumor masses in the breast as the initial manifestation. Bone-marrow examination showed 100% cellularity with more than 90% of
HYUN BH. Multiple Myeloma in the Young. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:260–261. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-2-260
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(2):260-261.
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