The psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MGUS, smouldering and active myeloma patients: findings from an international survey

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Abstract

Early in the COVID‐19 pandemic, the UK National Health Service (NHS) identified multiple myeloma (MM) patients as a “clinically extremely vulnerable” population1. In contrast, the clinical significance of COVID‐19 to MM precursors, monoclonal gammopathy of undermined significance (MGUS)2 and smouldering multiple myeloma (SMM)3, remains unknown.

Here for the first time we summarise the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on 274 MM spectrum individuals (66 MGUS, 33 SMM, 175 MM) who participated in the IMPaCCT (Investigating the impact of COVID‐19 on caregivers and patients) study. The first wave of this online international longitudinal study took place between 24 April‐14 July 202
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Early online date25 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 25 Mar 2021

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