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Multiple myeloma revealed by a monoarthritis: A case report
Aissam El Maataoui1, Nabiha Kamal2
1Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of medecine and pharmacy, Agadir.
2Hassan II University, Faculty of medecine and pharmacy, Casablanca.

Article ID: 100009Z10AM2015
doi:10.5348/Z10-2015-9-CR-9

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Biochemistry department at the Ibn Rochd hospital
Casablanca
Morocco

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El Maataoui A, Kamal N. Multiple myeloma revealed by a monoarthritis: A case report. J Case Rep Images Oncology 2015;1:36–38.


Abstract
Introduction: Multiple myeloma (MM) is defined by the presence of monoclonal protein in the urine and/or serum, and bone-marrow plasma cells greater than 10%. Musculoskeletal manifestations of this disorder are rare.
Case Report: We report a case of an 80-year-old female patient presenting with monoarthritis and joint swelling, detailed investigations revealed that she was suffering from multiple myeloma in which monoarthritis was a musculoskeletal complication of the disease.
Conclusion: We report a case of a patient presenting with monoarthritis and joint swelling diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Keywords: Multiple myeloma, Monoarthritis, Malignancy, Musculoskeletal manifestation


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Author Contributions
Aissam El Maataoui – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Nabiha Kamal – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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