Advertisement

The Frequency of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance in Black and Caucasian Veterans in a Hospital Population

  • G. P. Schechter
  • N. Shoff
  • C. Chan
  • C. D. McManus
  • H. P. Hawley

Abstract

In the United States, for unknown reasons multiple myeloma occurs more frequently in Blacks than Caucasians (Blattner, 1980). To determine whether there is a similar increase of benign paraproteinemia or monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) (Kyle, 1982) in Blacks, we initiated a screening program at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Schechter et al, 1986). This study has been extended to include 2721 patients.

Keywords

Multiple Myeloma Black Patient Caucasian Patient Veteran Affair Medical Hospital Population 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Blattner WA (1980) Epidemiology of multiple myeloma and related plasma cell disorders: an analytic review. In: Potter M (ed) Progress in Myeloma. Elsevier, North Holland, New York, p 1Google Scholar
  2. Kyle RA, Finkelstein S, Elveback LE, Kurland LT (1972) Incidence of monoclonal proteins in a Minnesota community with a cluster of multiple myeloma. Blood 40: 719–724PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Kyle RA (1982) Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS): A review. Clin in Hematol 11:123–149Google Scholar
  4. Schechter GP, Shoff N, Chan C, Hawley HP (1986) The frequency of asymptomatic mono- and biclonal gammopathy in hospitalized black and Caucasian veterans. Blood 68: 214aGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Schechter
    • 1
  • N. Shoff
    • 1
  • C. Chan
    • 1
  • C. D. McManus
    • 1
  • H. P. Hawley
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Medical Center and George Washington UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations