Immunoglobulin A-lambda-type multiple myeloma case presented with pericardial effusion
1Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Heamatology, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Keywords: Extramedullary disease, pericardial effusion, plasma cell dyscrasia, severe hypertension.
We wanted to share our geriatric age group patient who presented with dyspnea and cough, severe hypertension, high serum creatinine, significant albumin/globulin inversion, high isolated IgA level, pericardial effusion, and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Pericardial involvement may be associated with a poor prognosis, as it may be an indicator of the aggressive nature of the myeloma.
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