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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Plasmablastic myeloma presenting as rapidly progressive renal failure in a young adult


1 Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pathology, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.125081

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Multiple myeloma (MM) is a condition where there is malignant proliferation of plasma cells. There is a strong correlation with age, peaking at 60-70 years. The clinical course in adolescents and young individuals is generally indolent and the survival is longer. We report a case of a 28-year-old male, who was diagnosed to have plasmablastic myeloma, an atypical variant of MM with a poor prognosis, presenting as rapidly progressive renal failure. He was given induction chemotherapy and then underwent autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.






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