Table 1: Main characteristics at diagnosis of the nine patients according to treatment group.

Arm A ( )Arm B ( )

Age54 (47–62)55 (55-56)1.000
Gender
 Female3 (50%)2 (67%)0.595
 Male3 (50%)1 (33%)
Durie-Salmon stage
 2A1 (17%)00.643
 3A3 (50%)3 (100%)
 3B2 (33%)0
M component
 IgG4 (67%)3 (100%)0.417
 LCD2 (33%)0
Hemoglobin6.6 (5.5–12.5)9.6 (8.4–11.1)1.000
Serum calcium8.75 (7.6–9.4)9.6 (8.7–11.2)1.000
Serum creatinine1.74 (0.62–3.86)0.93 (0.8–1.1)0.524
Serum B2-microglobulin2637 (1890–3033)2143 (1515–3376)1.000