What are the race-related differences in the incidence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne R Fanning, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A retrospective study by the US Department of Veterans Affairs revealed that the age-adjusted prevalence ratio of MGUS in black patients was 3.0 compared with white patients. [18] For a discussion of possible genetic factors in the pathogenesis of MGUS, see Landgren et al. [18, 19]


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