F) Treatment of complications
Some of the complications of multiple myeloma may need to be treated separately, for example:
- Renal or ureteric uric acid stones may need to be treated whether medically or surgically
- Severe anemia may respond well to erythropoietin or erythropoietin analogues which function to stimulate the bone marrow to produce more red cells.
- Vaccinations may be necessary in some cases to avoid infections.
- Plasmapheresis may be needed in renal impairment due to excess antibodies. It helps wash out the excess antibodies from the circulation.