Paraproteinemic neuropathies

Presse Med. 2013 Jun;42(6 Pt 2):e225-34. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2013.02.329. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


The term paraproteinemic neuropathy refers to a heterogeneous group of neuropathies, which share the common feature of a homogeneous immunoglobulin in the serum. The presence of a monoclonal gammopathy indicates an underlying clonal B-cell expansion, which may appear in the context of a lymphoproliferative disorder. If a neoplastic origin of the gammopathy is identified, the treatment should be targeted to the neoplasm. In most patients, however, the monoclonal gammopathy is not associated with malignant haematological disorders, and is defined as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Paraproteinemias / complications*
  • Paraproteinemias / immunology
  • Paraproteinemias / therapy
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / complications*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / immunology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / therapy


  • Immunoglobulins