MYD88 L265P Somatic Mutation in Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia is an IgM-secreting lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL).1,2 Clinical manifestations of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia include cytopenia resulting from bone marrow infiltration by lymphoplasmacytic cells, paraprotein-related cryoglobulinemia, the cold agglutinin syndrome, demyelinating neuropathy, and symptomatic hyperviscosity.3 The oncogenic basis of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia has not been defined. Familial clustering of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and other B-cell disorders suggests that genetic factors play a role in the pathogenesis of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia in certain patients.4?6 IgM monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) is characterized by the presence of a monoclonal IgM protein and the absence of bone marrow disease involvement on histologic examination.1 IgM . . .