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Diseases for Exclusion

Table 3 : Diseases that must be excluded for an iMCD diagnosis1

Table 3 : Diseases that must be excluded for an iMCD diagnosis

* MCD patients with POEMS are distinguished from iMCD because POEMS has a different natural history and therapeutic approach to iMCD

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