Heavy chain disease
Last updated: Saturday, 04, December, 2010
A group of disorders characterised by production of truncated heavy chains of immunoglobulins, without associated light chain production.
See also Paraproteinaemia
Protein electrophoresis, paraprotein typing. Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy.
α Heavy chain disease
γ Heavy chain disease
μ Heavy chain disease
May be associated with Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.