CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2019; 09(02): 81-84
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693844
Case Report

Recurrent Infections in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma

Sanjay Kini
1  Department of Community Medicine, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
,
Aravind Shanbhag
2  Department of Orthopaedics, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
,
Sachin Chandramohan
1  Department of Community Medicine, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
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Abstract

An 80-year-old woman with recurrent urinary tract infection presented to the orthopaedic OPD at KS Hegde Memorial Health Center, Bailur, with gradual onset of generalized weakness, fatigue, anorexia, musculoskeletal pain, and particularly severe backache. The patient was diagnosed to have anemia but renal function tests were normal. X-ray spine showed multiple compression fractures. Serum electrophoresis confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. In an elderly patient with myalgia, anemia, and recurrent infections, the differential diagnosis of multiple myeloma should be kept in mind as it is often missed by clinicians.



Publication History

Received: 05 November 2018

Accepted: 05 January 2019

Publication Date:
10 February 2020 (online)

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