Visual problem and low back pain as initial manifestation of multiple myeloma complicating pre-existing systemic sclerosis

Mohammad Bagher Owlia, Oliver Distler, Mohammad Foratyazdi, Mojtaba Akhtari

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Abstract

Some connective tissue diseases are associated with an increased risk of developing neoplastic disorders. Association of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus with lymphoma, and of dermatomyositis with different malignancies including ovarian and lung cancer has been reported in the literature. Here, we describe a 58 years old man with systemic sclerosis (SSc) for 15 years who developed severe lumbar pain when he was admitted for intravenous infusion of prostaglandin E1 for his fingertip ulcers. He was found to have abnormal skeletal imaging. Laboratory tests including bone marrow aspiration and biopsy determined multiple myeloma causing extensive bony infiltration. The patient expired after two cycles of VAD and Bortezomide chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S29-S31
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Volume24
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Connective Tissue Diseases
Dermatomyositis
Systemic Scleroderma
Alprostadil
Needle Biopsy
Low Back Pain
Multiple Myeloma
Intravenous Infusions
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Ovarian Neoplasms
Ulcer
Lymphoma
Lung Neoplasms
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bone Marrow
Drug Therapy
Pain
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Backache
  • Diplopia
  • Ethmoid mass
  • Inward gaze
  • Multiple myeloma (MM)
  • Secondary neoplasm
  • Spinal infiltration
  • Systemic sclerosis (SSc)

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  • Medicine(all)

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Visual problem and low back pain as initial manifestation of multiple myeloma complicating pre-existing systemic sclerosis. / Owlia, Mohammad Bagher; Distler, Oliver; Foratyazdi, Mohammad; Akhtari, Mojtaba.

In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Vol. 24, 01.01.2014, p. S29-S31.

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Owlia, Mohammad Bagher ; Distler, Oliver ; Foratyazdi, Mohammad ; Akhtari, Mojtaba. / Visual problem and low back pain as initial manifestation of multiple myeloma complicating pre-existing systemic sclerosis. In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. 2014 ; Vol. 24. pp. S29-S31.
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