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Plasma Cell Dyscrasias-Myeloma

 Plasma Cell Dyscrasias-Myeloma (9871-10) Review the causes for a monoclonal "spike" seen in a protein electrophoresis and its most common malignant conditions - myeloma. Myeloma is a disease with inevitable consequences that results from a process of malignant and uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells.

Code 9871-10
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 20
CPS credits: 1.0
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the term monoclonal gammopathy
  • Review the molecular structure of immunoglobulins
  • List the occasions that a transient monoclonal gammopathy may occur
  • Describe the clinical and diagnostic features of myeloma
  • Outline the therapeutic options available
  • Describe the laboratory finding of myeloma.
  • Outline why patients with monoclonal gammopathies suffer from an increased susceptibility to infections and renal disease
  • List all of the myeloma like conditions that need to be differentiated from myeloma
  • Describe in more detail the clinical implications of MGUS
  • Review three clinical cases and determine the significance of their clinical and laboratory history
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: September 2010