Talk:Bence Jones protein
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Hyphen in Henry Bence Jones
This is making a mountain out of a mole hill, but Henry Bence Jones does not have a hyphen in the name. See also the entry in Whonamedit.com .
- It would be nice if we had some more information about him here...--Dr.michael.benjamin 06:59, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
MGUS is not myeloma
I had a patient today who looked up Bence-Jones on the internet and came away convinced she had myeloma. There is a difference--in many cases there is just an MGUS that needs to be worked up by a hematologist...it's how we make a living.--Dr.michael.benjamin 06:59, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
Essential haematology by A.V Hoffbrand, 5th edition
It says : it becomes increasingly common with age, being present in 1 % of persons older than 50 years and 4 $ of those over 70 years. There are no bone lesions, no Bence-Jones proteinuria, and the normal proportion of plasma cells in the marrow is normal (< 4 %) or only slightly raised. See p. 225 on MGUS.
Indeed, it seemed clear to hematologists I'm working with that absence of Bence-Jones proteinuria is a criteria for MGUS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr. St-Amant (talk • contribs) 00:05, 2 March 2008 (UTC)