What is the prevalence of renal failure in multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Renal failure and insufficiency are seen in 25% of patients with MM, [22]  and may reflect any of the following:

  • Myeloma kidney syndrome with multiple etiologies
  • Amyloidosis with light chains
  • Nephrocalcinosis due to hypercalcemia

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