Bence Jones' syndrome
von Rustitskii's syndrome
Haemic myeloma, lethargic encephalitis, lymphocytic myeloma, multiple myeloma, myeloid tumor, myelomatosis, myelomatosis pseudoleukaemia, myelopathic albuminuria, plasma cell myeloma syndrome, plasmocytic myeloma, plasmocytic sarcoma, plasmocytoma, multiple plasmacytoma syndrome, sarcomatous osteitis syndrome.
A fatal condition with occurrence of multiple malign tumours disease (multiple myeloma) in the bone marrow, causing disturbances of its function.
Main characteristics are asthenia, anorexia, weight loss, weakness; bone pains, usually at the back, less frequently chest and extremities, then at site of bone tumefactions; and spontaneous fractures. Usually, later hepatomegaly, seldom splenomegaly. Neurologic complications frequent. Onset rare before the age of 40, usually after age 50. Prevalent in males.