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Positron emission tomography findings in a patient with multiple myeloma of polymyalgia rheumatica-like symptoms caused by paraneoplastic syndrome.
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PMID:  24717597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 50-year-old Japanese man was referred to our department with pain in his limb joints persisting for 3 months. Although his joints showed no redness, swelling or tenderness, he had a limited range of motion of his hip and shoulder joints, suggesting a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). However, his relatively young age and subacute course along with the absence of morning stiffness made the diagnosis uncertain. We performed positron emission tomography/CT, which revealed 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in bilateral upper and lower joints, consistent with PMR. There was also uptake by a sacral tumour, suggesting a diagnosis of paraneoplastic syndrome. Immunoglobulin A-κ type M protein was detected in serum and bone marrow aspiration/biopsy identified diffuse proliferation of atypical plasma cells, confirming a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The patient received chemotherapy, which alleviated his limb pain, and achieved stringent complete remission after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.
Shingo Suzuki; Masatomi Ikusaka; Masahito Miyahara; Kiyoshi Shikino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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