Which infections are common in patients with multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Abnormal humoral immunity and leukopenia may lead to infection. Pneumococcal organisms are commonly involved, but shingles (ie, herpes zoster) and Haemophilus infections are also more common in patients with MM.


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