American Journal of Hematology
First published: 20 October 2017
Nidhi Tandon, Surbhi Sidana, Angela Dispenzieri, Morie A. Gertz, Martha Q. Lacy, David Dingli, Francis K. Buadi, Amie L. Fonder, Suzanne R. Hayman, Yi Lisa Hwa, Miriam A. Hobbs, Prashant Kapoor, Wilson I. Gonsalves, Nelson Leung, Ronald S. Go, John A. Lust, Stephen J. Russell, Robert A. Kyle, S. Vincent Rajkumar, Shaji K. Kumar
Objective: Achievement of a normal FLC ratio (FLCr) following treatment indicates hematologic response and suggests better outcomes in light chain amyloidosis (AL). We examined if elevated involved free light chain (hiFLC) impacts outcomes in patients achieving normal FLCr. We retrospectively analyzed 345 AL patients who were diagnosed within a 10-year period (2006-2015) and had 2 consecutive normal FLCr values after 1st line treatment.