Canterbury DHB

Context

Clinical Findings

Infection, usually of the respiratory tract (often pneumococcal), and back pain are two common ways for myeloma to present. Cytopenias with a raised ESR, hypercalcaemia, renal failure and spinal cord compression may all occur. Pathological fractures and other sites of bone pain also are seen.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5581):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

September 2014

Next Review:

September 2016

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Topic Code: 5581