Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145--150

Renal Failure in Multiple Myeloma «DQ»The Myeloma Kidney«DQ»:State of the Art


Hartmut Goldschmidt1, Heinrich Lannert1, Jurgen Bommer2, Anthony D Ho1 
1 Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik V, Universität Heidelberg, Hospitalstr. 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
2 Sektion Nephrologie, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Universtität Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str. 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Hartmut Goldschmidt
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik V, Universität Heidelberg, Hospitalstr. 3, 69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Renal failure is present in about 20% of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) at diagnosis. Renal function impairment is usually caused by the so-called «DQ»myeloma kidney«DQ» and is associated with shortened survival in patients treated with conventional therapy. Renal failure is reversible in up to 50% of patients, particularly when its degree is moderate and it is related to precipitating factors such as hypercalcemia. In our experience, approximately 10% of newly diagnosed patients with MM have renal failure severe enough to require dialysis. Despite its frequency, there are few reports dealing with MM and renal failure.


How to cite this article:
Goldschmidt H, Lannert H, Bommer J, Ho AD. Renal Failure in Multiple Myeloma "The Myeloma Kidney":State of the Art.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2001;12:145-150


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Goldschmidt H, Lannert H, Bommer J, Ho AD. Renal Failure in Multiple Myeloma "The Myeloma Kidney":State of the Art. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2001 [cited 2022 May 18 ];12:145-150
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