International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research 2017. 11(4):301-304.

Restarting Thalidomide-Dexamethasone Regimen in a Post-Abortive Female with Multiple Myeloma: Effective Clinical Response Possible
Suhailur Rehman, S. H. Arif, Amit Kumar, A. Q. Khan


Nowadays, the prevalence of Multiple Myeloma (MM) seems to have been increasing among young females. Here, we report that thalidomide is contraindicated in pregnant women diagnosed with MM and those desirous of subsequent pregnancy. In this case report, we compared the clinical response of Thalidomide-Dexamethasone therapy in a post-abortive woman with persistently elevated β-hCG levels due to retained products of conception, undergoing hysterectomy later. This case report underlines the clinical significance of age, the effect of Thalidomide-Dexamethasone therapy even after initial discontinuation and the response to high β-hCG levels.



Multiple myeloma, Post-aborted woman, Thalidomide-dexamethasone therapy, High β-hCG levels

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