Light Chain Deposition Disease (LCDD) is a rare hematologic disorder whose manifestations are most commonly seen as kidney dysfunction. This retrospective review discusses the epidemiology of LCDD and prognostic indicators of poor renal and patient survival in this disorder. Finally, the review addresses the effectiveness of chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, therapeutic plasma exchange, and combinations of therapy on mortality and renal survival.

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Title: Light Chain Deposition Disease with Renal Involvement: Clinical Characteristics and Prognostic Factors
Citation: American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2003, Volume 42, pp. 1154-1163
Date Created: 2003
Revisions: None Indicated
Disclaimers: None
Resource Type: Text
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