polyclonal gammopathy


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pol·y·clo·nal gam·mop·a·thy

a gammopathy in which there is a heterogeneous increase in immunoglobulins involving more than one cell line; may be caused by any of a variety of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic disorders.

pol·y·clo·nal gam·mop·a·thy

(pol'ē-klō'năl gă-mop'ă-thē)
A gammopathy in which there is a heterogeneous increase in immunoglobulins involving more than one cell line; can be caused by a variety of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic disorders.
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Polyclonal gammopathy and oligoclonal bands were significantly increased in HIV-positive patients.
However, it is possible that monoclonal bands in HIV-positive patients may be obscured by the background polyclonal gammopathy. The absence of a monoclonal spike therefore does not altogether exclude the possibility of a monoclonal plasma cell disorder in HIV-positive patients.