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An unusual presentation of multiple myeloma


 Department of Nephrology, Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Bharat V Shah,
Department of Nephrology, Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_70_21

Multiple myeloma commonly presents as anemia, renal failure, bone pain, and infections. Presentation with epistaxis is extremely rare, and hence myeloma as the etiologic factor is seldom considered. We report the case of a patient who initially presented with recurrent epistaxis and then with myasthenia. It was only when he developed acute kidney injury 4 months after the initial presentation with epistaxis that a diagnosis of multiple myeloma was made.


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