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Smoldering Myeloma (low risk)
07.18.11
    • Smoldering myeloma (low risk) - This is very similar to MGUS. The disease levels are higher, but the risk of developing active myeloma is still low.
    Table 3 - Smoldering or Indolent Myeloma Diagnostic Criteria: All Three Required

    1. Monoclonal protein present in the serum and/or urine
    2. Monoclonal plasma cells present in the bone marrow and/or a tissue biopsy
    3.

    Not meeting criteria for MGUS, multiple myeloma, or solitary plasmacytoma of bone or soft tissue


    * These criteria identify Stage IA myeloma by Durie/Salmon stage.
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