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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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DI TULLIO, Fernando et al. Hipertensión pulmonar como presentación en mieloma múltiple. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2018, vol.78, n.6, pp.443-446. ISSN 0025-7680.

Multiple myeloma is a hematologic disease, which accounts for 15% of hematologic malignancies. The average age of onset is between 65-70 years and is very rare in young patients, as 2% are under 40 years old. We present a case of 36-year-old women with history of 20 pack years (p/y) smoking, who complaints of dyspnea associated with signs of right cardiac overload, anemia, proteinuria, elevated acute phase reactants and spirometry pattern suggestive of moderately-severe restriction and severe drop in diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Echocardiogram evidence dilated right heart cavities and signs of pulmonary hypertension which is confirmed by right heart catheterization. In search of the etiology we arrive to the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

Keywords : Multiple myeloma; Pulmonary hypertension; Dyspnea; Transient pulmonary hypertension.

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