A 77-year-old woman was admitted because of bilateral hand numbness and dyspnea on exertion. Her serum IgG was increased, and a bone marrow aspiration analysis supported a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Additionally, computed tomography scans of the chest showed bilateral ground glass attenuations, linear opacities, and consolidations. Transbronchial lung biopsy revealed Congo Red-positive amorphous eosinophilic deposits. She was therefore diagnosed with diffuse parenchymal pulmonary amyloidosis accompanied by multiple myeloma. Following combination chemotherapy including bortezomib, her serum monoclonal protein levels were normalized, and pulmonary function and oxygenation improved.
- Diffuse parenchymal pulmonary amyloidosis
- Ground glass attenuation
- Multiple myeloma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine