macroglobulinaemia


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mac·ro·glob·u·lin·e·mi·a

(mak'rō-glob'yū-li-nē'mē-ă)
Increased levels of macroglobulins in the blood.
Synonym(s): macroglobulinaemia.

macroglobulinaemia

A rare disease featuring abnormal quantities of a monoclonal immunoglobulin-M and a tendency to develop undue thickness (hyperviscosity) of the blood. The condition progresses to immune deficiency and susceptibility to infection.
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