14 July 2016
glomerular disease, proteinuria, B-Lymphocytes, Humans, kidney, Kidney Failure, Chronic, Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Myeloma Proteins, Paraproteinemias, Paraproteins, Plasma Cells, multiple myeloma M-proteins
The monoclonal gammopathies of renal significance (MGRS) are a group of disorders characterized by monoclonal Ig deposition in the kidney, but are not associated with systemic lymphoma or overt multiple myeloma. The prevailing hypothesis is that the pathogenic paraproteins in MGRS are produced by underlying B cell or plasma cell clones. However, in the MGRS literature, the yield of detecting a clone has been variable, and progression to ESRD is common. Here, we present an “onco-nephrologic” approach to the MGRS disorders by highlighting recent advances in lymphoma and multiple myeloma that can be used in the evaluation and management of these patients.