Author | Morie A. Gertz, MD, MACP

Articles

Shining a Warm Light on Cryoglobulinemia

November 15, 2013

We recommend screening for cryoglobulinemia in all patients with HCV infection, livedo reticularis, vasculitic cutaneous ulcers, positive rheumatoid factor or rheumatoid vasculitis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, or atypical Waldenström macroglobulinemia.

Immunoglobulin Light-Chain Amyloidosis: Growing Recognition, New Approaches to Therapy, Active Clinical Trials

February 15, 2012

When light-chain amyloidosis is diagnosed prior to the development of advanced cardiomyopathy, systemic therapy is capable of producing hematologic responses that will translate into organ responses and prolonged survival. Advances in the management of multiple myeloma are currently being translated into a variety of clinical trials designed to improve the quality of life and survival of patients with light-chain amyloidosis.

Treatment of Immunoglobulin Light Chain (Primary or AL) Amyloidosis

June 15, 2011

This review of the various available options for the treatment of systemic amyloidosis is designed to help the clinician determine which patients are candidates for stem cell transplantation and which should be treated with conventional chemotherapy.