Occurrence of monoclonal components in general practice: Clinical implications

F. Aguzzi, M. R. Bergami, C. Gasparro, V. Bellotti, G. Merlini

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We report on the occurrence of monoclonal components observed in a provincial hospital in northern Italy from 1987 to 1990. The monoclonal components were detected by visual inspection of high-resolution acetate serum electrophoreses and typed by immunofixation. The percentage of monoclonal components increases steeply with age, and reaches a plateau of 7-8% in individuals over 55 years old. Besides the high percentage of monoclonal component, the other relevant finding of this study is that ~80% of monoclonal components are of low concentration (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Haematology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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