Plasma Cells in Urine: Occurrence in Multiple Myeloma

Shirley A. Riggs, Andre N. Minuth, Guillermo A. Nottebohm, Roger D. Rossen, Wadi N. Suki

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Numerous plasma cells were transiently found in the urine of a patient with multiple myeloma. The patient was in acute renal failure, and she had K-type Bence-Jones proteinemia and proteinuria. A slide of stained urine sediment showed cells with freatures characteristic of plasma cells. Their cytoplasm was highly reactive with anti-K antiserum on immunofluorescence, suggesting that these were myeloma cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1245-1247
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1975

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  • Internal Medicine


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