What may be causing heart and kidney issues in an elderly myeloma patient with no bone lesions?

 

In this week's video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains why amyloidosis may occur in some multiple myeloma patients.

BOTTOM LINE:
Both special tests for amyloidosis and bone scans are important for diagnosis. If amyloidosis is diagnosed, then novel therapies may be effective treatment.

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