Hematology refresher

If you find hematology-oncology tough, The Weekly Mnemonic can relate. So this week’s offering is a little memory aid to help remember  signs of multiple myeloma. Hopefully it leaves you feeling less crabby during your studies. :)

C = calcium elevated (i.e. hypercalcemia)

R = renal failure (i.e. myeloma nephrosis)

A = anemia (think bone marrow infiltration)

B = bone lesions (i.e. osteolytic lesions, fractures)

This mnemonic comes from Step Up To Medicine by S. and E. Agabegi (find it on p. 351 of 3rd ed)

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