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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences


Multiple myeloma presenting as pleural effusion in elderly


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Author Details : Yogesh Khithani, Sunil Kumar, Nitin Raisinghani, Sachin Agarwal, Ayush Somani

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 36-37


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Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a malignant proliferation of plasma cells, predominantly involving the bone marrow and skeletal system. Pleural effusions due to multiple myeloma are rare and it is very unusual for patients were diagnosed as myeloma with only clinical presentation of pleural effusion. We report a sixty three year old male who presented with a right-sided pleural effusion.

Keywords: Pleural effusion, Multiple myeloma, Elderly, Plasma cells.

Doi : 10.18231/2348-7240.2018.0009

How to cite : Khithani Y, Kumar S, Raisinghani N, Agarwal S, Somani A, Multiple myeloma presenting as pleural effusion in elderly. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2018;5(1):36-37

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