Pulmonary Hypertension and Multiple Myeloma
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 73-76
Received: Jun. 8, 2013; Published: Jul. 20, 2013
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Carlo Rostagno, Department of Sperimental and Clinical Medicine, Critic Area Section, University of Florence, Italy
Rostagno Perfetto, Department of Sperimental and Clinical Medicine, Critic Area Section, University of Florence, Italy
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Abstract
The relationships between pulmonary hypertension multiple myeloma, monoclonal protein and finally drug treatment of plasma cell diseases are complex and not fully elucidated. Pulmonary hypertension has been reported as a rare complication of multiple myeloma (MM), more frequently in patients with POEMS syndrome. More recently pulmonary hypertension has been described during thalidomide treatment for refractory MM. We report a case of severe pulmonary hypertension associated with MM, pleural and cardiac amyloidosis. A revision of literature follows.
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Multiple Myeloma, Pulmonary Hypertension, Thalidomide
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Carlo Rostagno, Rostagno Perfetto, Pulmonary Hypertension and Multiple Myeloma, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 73-76. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20130204.17
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