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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Hingorani, "Bilateral simultaneous central retinal vein occlusion secondary to hyperviscosity in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia," Eye, vol.
* FDG PET/CT is recommended in select cases for restaging of non-FDG-avid nodal lymphomas (lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/ Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic, marginal zone splenic, marginal zone unspecified), if there is suspicion of aggressive transformation.
Candida tropicalis and Penicillium marneffei mixed fungaemia in a patient with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis.
Prognostic model for disease-specific and overall mortality in newly diagnosed symptomatic patients with Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia. Br J Haematol.
Examples of causative diseases are leukaemia and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia. The fundus appearance is usually one of scattered blot haemorrhages (Figure 6).
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia. British Journal of Haematology.
The leaflet states: In very rare cases gammopathy, in particular type IgM (Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia), may cause unreliable results.
Samples from patients with previous diagnoses of myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia, and lymphoma were excluded.