Asymptomatic Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia in a Young Adult

  • Abdul N Memon The Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States of America
Keywords: Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/15-1-12377

We report a case of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM) which is unusual in two respects: the patient was 36-years-old and was asymptomatic at diagnosis. Because of the young age of our patient, WM was not an initial consideration and was a somewhat surprising finding. However, upon review of the literature on WM, it appears that approximately 5% of the patients with WM are between 30-40 years of age. The percentage of these young patients who were asympotmatic at diagnosis, such as our patient, is impossible to determine from the published data.

Author Biography

Abdul N Memon, The Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States of America

M.D.

Internist (Diplomate, ABIM) Oncologist
(Diplomate, ABIM),

Published
1993-04-17
Section
Case Reports