A rare cause of lower GI bleeding.
The authors present a rare case of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleed due to GI amyloidosis secondary to multiple myeloma. A 79-year-old lady who presented with bloody diarrhoea for 4 weeks. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed slight oedematous mucosa extending up to the sigmoid colon. CT abdomen showed lytic lesions in the vertebral bodies. 24 h protein analysis and serum electrophoresis suggestive of multiple myeloma, which was confirmed with bone marrow biopsy, revealed plasma cell myeloma.
Department of Gastroenterology, Scarborough General Hospital, North Yorkshire, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceBMJ case reports 2012: 2012 pg
Pub Type(s)Journal Article