Table of Contents
ISRN Endocrinology
Volume 2011, Article ID 815013, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/815013
Review Article

Multiple Myeloma and Diabetes

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017 , USA

Received 25 July 2011; Accepted 23 August 2011

Academic Editors: C. Gragnoli and C. M. Perks

Copyright © 2011 Zeinab A. Issa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a malignant plasma cell disorder that accounts for approximately 10% of all hematologic cancers. It is characterized by accumulation of clonal plasma cells, predominantly in the bone marrow. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing; therefore, it is expected that there will be an increase in the diagnosis of multiple myeloma with concomitant diabetes mellitus. The treatment of multiple myeloma and diabetes mellitus is multifaceted. The coexistence of the two conditions in a patient forms a major challenge for physicians.