Infections in patients with multiple myeloma

A. C. Furman, K. A. Sepkowitz

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Infection is a leading cause of death in patients with multiple myeloma. It occurs most often during the first 2 months after diagnosis. The spectrum of infections has changed: Streptococcus pneumoniae is no longer the most common organism isolated, and gram-negative infections are seen more often. Immunoprophylaxis with monthly intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) may reduce the risk of serious and recurrent infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-362
Number of pages10
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • cancer
  • immune globulin, intravenous (IVIG)
  • myeloma


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