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Multiple myeloma: challenges of management in a developing country


Fasola FA, Eteng K and Akinyemi JO

The approach to the management of multiple myeloma has changed over the years with the benefit of longer life and fewer complications. There are cons iderable differences in the incidence and survival in different geographical areas. This study aims to as sess facilities available for diagnosis and treatme nt to optimize the resources available for improvement in patient care. The medical records of all patient s diagnosed with multiple myeloma within a ten year p eriod in a referral hospital were reviewed retrospectively. All investigations and treatment s trategies for the patients were assessed and subjected to statistical analysis. A total of 64 pa tients were diagnosed as multiple myeloma of which 72% had basic investigations required for diagnosis and treatment.

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