Titre du document / Document title
Gammapatia monoclonal : un diagnÓstico frecuentemente soslayado = Monoclonal gammopathy : a frequently overlooked diagnosis
Auteur(s) / Author(s)BATUECAS MOHEDANO M.
PIQUERAS ARGüELLO J. A.
CARBALLO ALVAREZ F.
PARRA CID T.
LARRUBIA MARFIL J. R.
VINSSAC GIL J. L.
GRANIZO DOMINOUEZ V.
Résumé / Abstract
Objective. To know the rate of occurence of monoclonal bands in a clinical laboratory as an estimate of monoclonal gammopathy incidence, and to detect the proportion of these bands in which an explicit clinical diagnosis or follow-up request is not established. Other objectives are to describe its distribution and the characteristics of the patients. Patients and methods. 200 patients were studied in which a monoclonal band had been detected de novo. Results. The incidence was 6.59×10-4
. In 59.5% a diagnostic assumption was not stated. Most frequent diagnosis in the group of patients with a diagnosis was monoclonal gammopathy with uncertain meaning. Average age of patients was 74.4 years and the difference between percentages by sex was statistically significant. Discussion. The data suggest a lack of clinical effort when the result is the appearance of a monoclonal band. There is no discrepancy in the distribution of the bands and in the characteristics of the patients with regard to what is described in other studies.
Revue / Journal TitleRevista clinica espanola
Source / Source
2005, vol. 205, no
5, pp. 207-211 [5 page(s) (article)]
Langue / Language
Editeur / Publisher
Elsevier, Barcelone, ESPAGNE
Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords
Localisation / Location
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 6447, 35400012468329.0020
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