Fast Five Quiz: Can You Diagnose Waldenström Macroglobulinemia?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD


June 13, 2023

The REAL and WHO classifications define WM as a rare, chronic, slowly progressive lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma due to a mutation in B lymphocytes. This mutation causes an overproduction of IgM, resulting in HVS and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in the bone marrow.

WM is not a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, nor fibroblastic sarcoma.

Learn more about the pathophysiology of WM.


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