Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 239--43

Paraproteins and plasma cell dyscrasias.


T Karmakar, U Datta, S Varma, C K Banerjee, S Sharma, S Sehgal 
 Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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T Karmakar
Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Serum protein electrophoresis done on 1100 patients with various diseases in one year demonstrated M-band in 31 patients. Most (87%) had the classical features of plasma cell dyscrasia (PCD), however a few had unusual presentations which are highlighted. A 22-year-old male operated for a massive tumour of the scapula clinically diagnosed as chondrosarcoma revealed plasmacytoma with amyloid on histology. Another case of kala-azar presented with features akin to that of PCD and one case had dual malignancies. Such a high incidence of PCDs with varied picture in a short time is not usually seen in other parts of this country; a fact which may be due to lack of awareness.


How to cite this article:
Karmakar T, Datta U, Varma S, Banerjee C, Sharma S, Sehgal S. Paraproteins and plasma cell dyscrasias. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 1995;38:239-43


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Karmakar T, Datta U, Varma S, Banerjee C, Sharma S, Sehgal S. Paraproteins and plasma cell dyscrasias. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 May 31 ];38:239-43
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