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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 411-414

Multiple myeloma mimicking acute respiratory distress syndrome


1 Respiratory Therapy Intern, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
2 Professor of Anaesthesiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

Correspondence Address:
G Gokul Krishna
Respiratory Therapy Intern, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
India
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Multiple myeloma involves lungs rarely but when it does, it may be difficult to differentiate it from other more common primary lung parenchymal, pleural diseases, tumours or metastatic diseases. This is a case report of a patient who developed clinical features of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to multiple myeloma with involvement of lung parenchyma by neoplastic plasma cells.


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