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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2013, Article ID 531205, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Renal Recovery in a Young Patient with Multiple Myeloma

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0562, USA

Received 15 February 2013; Accepted 11 March 2013

Academic Editors: R. Enríquez, C. Goonasekera, and R. Kazancioglu

Copyright © 2013 Hasan J. Salameh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Multiple myeloma (MM) is an uncommon hematologic malignancy accounting for 1% of all malignancies. Renal involvement is a common complication of MM. Rapid intervention to reverse renal dysfunction may be critical for management, especially in patients with light chain cast nephropathy. Recovery rate ranges from 5% to 15%. We describe an atypical presentation of MM in a young patient who presented with severe renal insufficiency requiring renal replacement therapy and achieved complete renal recovery with chemotherapy.