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Old 04-19-2010
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Oh, Dr. Seetal, you are posting a series of classic questions! I wonder if you should make some flash cards containing such questions; you are soooooo good at making flash cards!!! (I have created a special "Seetal" folder in my Step 1 Notes archive in my PC .

Look at the following mnemonic:
Calcium elevation
Renal disease
Bone/back pain.

Cancer is the latin name for CRAB & multiple myeloma is a common type of hematologic cancer in the elderly. The monoclonal cell line that overdevelops in multiple myeloma is the plasma cell (answer D is correct). The proteinaceous casts consist of light Ig chains, aka Bence-Jones protein.
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