JOHN S. DAVIS JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; FREDERICK C. WEBER, M.D.; HARRY BARTFELD, M.D.
Pain in the shoulder and hip joints is a frequent symptom in multiple myeloma. It is unusual for the smaller joints in the fingers, wrists and ankles to be involved. We have, however, observed two cases in which these joints, as well as the larger joints, were markedly affected. The disease appeared to be typical rheumatoid arthritis. It was not until later in the course, when features more characteristic of multiple myeloma developed, that the true underlying disease was diagnosed. Magnus-Levy1 emphasized the occurrence of arthritis in multiple myeloma. He showed that the joints involved had deposits of amyloid about
DAVIS JS, WEBER FC, BARTFELD H. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE HEMOPOIETIC SYSTEM RESULTING IN A PSEUDORHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; SIMILARITY OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:10–17. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-10
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(1):10-17.
Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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