Journal of Blood & Lymph

ISSN: 2165-7831

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Fumihiko Tsushima


  • Case Report
    Multiple Myeloma Diagnosed from Tongue Amyloidosis: A Case Report
    Author(s): Atsushi UesugiAtsushi Uesugi

    Background: Amyloidosis is a metabolic disease of unknown cause and mainly presents with organ damage due to abnormal amyloid deposition. In the oral cavity, it is characterized by macroglossia with a nodule that frequently develops on the tongue. Moreover amyloidosis is often accompanied by multiple myeloma. Herein, we reported a case of multiple myeloma diagnosed from tongue amyloidosis. Case presentation: The patient was a 66-year-old woman who presented to our department with a chief complaint of roughness on the tongue in July 2014. Her tongue was huge and had nodules. Biopsy of the nodule on the right tongue confirmed a definitive diagnosis of amyloidosis. She complained of paresis on the fingers, for which neuropathy due to amyloidosis was suspected. Blood test showed anemia, increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, decreased serum a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/jbl.2019.9.237

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