Multiple myeloma (from Greek myelo-, bone marrow), also known as plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler's disease (after Otto Kahler) is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for the production of antibodies. Collections of abnormal cells accumulate in bones, where they cause bone lesions, and in the bone marrow where they interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Most cases of myeloma also feature the production of a paraprotein, an abnormal antibody that can cause kidney problems and interferes with the production of normal antibodies leading to immunodeficiency. Hypercalcemia (high calcium levels) are often encountered.Read more on Wikipedia
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