Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2016. 1(2):48-53.

Ankylosing Spondylitis as a Deceptive Visage of Multiple Myeloma: a case report
Mohammadreza Razzaghof, Shafieh Movassaghi, Mitra Abbasi Fard, Fatemeh Shahbazi


A 38-year-old man came to outpatient clinic complaining of a new-onset pain of his right buttock which has caused him to limp. Since six months ago, the pain had involved in order his cervical spine, ribs, sternum andthoracic spine, and left them deformed. He also had constitutional symptoms and significant weight loss. On physical examination, there was a limited chest expansion, positive Schober’s test, and multiple tender bony bumps along the ribs, costosternal and costochondral junctions. Lab tests showed anemia, elevated ESR, normal level of serum calcium, and creatinine, and 1+ protein in U/A. Serum protein electrophoresis was unexceptional. The imaging of the patient changed the diagnostic path. This article describes a deceptive visage of multiple myeloma presenting itself in the clothing of ankylosing spondylitis.


Multiple Myeloma; Ankylosing Spondylitis; bone pain; oligosecretory myeloma

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