What is Kahler’s Disease?

Kahler’s disease is another name for multiple myeloma, which is a plasma cell cancer that develops in bone marrow. Kahler’s disease is named after an Austrian doctor called Otto Kahler who first investigated and described this blood cancer.

Kahler’s disease, or multiple myeloma, is often found in multiple places in the body. This blood cancer prevents the normal production of antibodies, leaving the body susceptible to infection. Other symptoms include bone pain or bone fractures. Multiple myeloma blood cancer can be controlled with treatment options such as chemotherapy, immunomodulators, anemia drugs and stem cell transplant.