Cancer Res Treat.  2011 Sep;43(3):199-203.

Successful Chemotherapy Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma and Multi-organ Dysfunction with Infiltration of Eosinophils: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. towersue@hotmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 4Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Eosinophils are derived from hematopoietic stem cells. Peripheral blood eosinophilia is defined as an absolute eosinophil count of > or =0.5x10(9)/L. Eosinophilia is classified into primary or clonal eosinophilia, secondary eosinophilia, and idiopathic categories including idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Both hematopoietic and solid neoplasms may be associated with peripheral blood eosinophilia, but multiple myeloma is rarely associated with eosinophilia. We now report the case of a 31-year-old man with multiple myeloma associated with marked eosinophilia who developed multiple organ dysfunction with infiltration of eosinophils. He recovered after treatment with chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation.

Keyword

Eosinophilia; Multiple myeloma; Autologous transplantation
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