Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is also called Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, and is a slow and rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In this disease, tumor cells are formed in the immune system (called B-lymphoma), which are responsible antibody production. They produce a large amount of abnormal IgM, which makes the blood stickier and viscous, thereby restricting blood flow to the vital organs. This form of lymphoma can cause hyper viscosity, blurring of vision, abnormal bleeding, confusion, headache, loss of hearing and fatigue in the muscles. Other symptoms include pins and needles sensation in the fingers and toes (peripheral neuropathy) and an increased risk of infection. The exact cause of this disease remains unknown.
HOW IS LYMPHOPLASMACYTIC LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma is more common in men than compared to women.