the presence of pyroglobulin in the blood, occurring most frequently in multiple myeloma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, and other lymphoproliferative disorders, but also occasionally without known associated disease.
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pyroglobulinemia(pī″rō-glŏb″ū-lĭ-nē′mē-ă) [″ + globulus, globule, + haima, blood]
An obsolete term for paraproteinemia.
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