Asymptomatic Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia in a Young Adult
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.
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