Multiple Myeloma Presenting with Distal Limb Gangrene: An Odd Case Report

Jacinto, Joana and Malheiro, Alexandra and Pestana, Andreia and Freitas, Tiago and Brazão, M. Luz (2014) Multiple Myeloma Presenting with Distal Limb Gangrene: An Odd Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasmocytic malignant proliferation of a single clone resulting in an overabundance of monoclonal immunoglobulins. MM commonly presents with bone disorders, renal failure, anaemia and hypercalcaemia. Hyperviscosity syndrome is rare, as are vaso-occlusive symptoms. The authors report a dramatic case of an 80-year-old woman admitted to the emergency department with full-blown distal gangrene. The culprit turned out to be a MM, unusually presenting with symptomatic hyperviscosity and peripheral occlusive ischaemia. This catastrophic and particularly dramatic presentation is almost unprecedented, with only a few cases reported worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple myeloma, hyperviscosity, gangrene
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.99 Tumori, malattie contagiose
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 16:15
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 08:19

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