Fast Five Quiz: Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Complications

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD


February 01, 2021

Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma with immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal pentameric protein. The presence of the monoclonal IgM protein can cause hyperviscosity syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, hemolytic anemia, and immune complex vasculitis. Because WM is associated with a favorable prognosis, clinical decisions are centered on minimizing therapy-associated toxicity and preventing complications.

How much do you know about the complications spurred by WM? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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