cast nephropathy


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cast nephropathy

Deterioration in kidney function resulting from the deposition of immunoglobulin light chains (and other proteins) in the distal kidney tubules.
Synonym: myeloma kidney.
See also: nephropathy
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The kidney in plasma cell dyscrasias: Bence-Jones cast nephropathy and light chain deposit disease.
Frequency of light chain deposition nephropathy relative to renal amyloidosis and Bence Jones cast nephropathy in a necropsy study of patients with myeloma.
Cast nephropathy in a case of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.
Macrophage origin of the multinucleated cells of myeloma cast nephropathy.