Multiple Myeloma; Symptoms, Diagnosis & Multiple Myeloma Treatment

F) Treatment of complications

Multiple myeloma treatment, Treatment of complications
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.