The Frequency of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance in Black and Caucasian Veterans in a Hospital Population
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.
KeywordsMultiple Myeloma Black Patient Caucasian Patient Veteran Affair Medical Hospital Population
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