What is the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with 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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The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increased in patients with MGUS. [23] In a study by Srkalovic et al, 13% of patients with MGUS developed VTE. [24] Univariate correlates of VTE in patients with MGUS included the following:

  • Family or past history of VTE

  • Immobility

  • Low serum albumin level

  • High leukocyte count


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