Virginia Bove, Sabrina Ranero,, Fiorella Villano, Eloisa Riva
Hematology , Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
Multiple myeloma (mm) is a disease of the elderly, with median age at diagnosis of 66 years. However, 10% of patients are younger than 50 years.
Publications regarding age as prognostic factor for clinical characteristics at diagnosis and outcomes are heterogeneous, with some authors reporting aggressive presentation and worse outcomes in young patients and others showing better outcomes.