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Neurology Research International
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 808474, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/808474
Case Report

IgD Multiple Myeloma Paraproteinemia as a Cause of Myositis

1Centro Dino Ferrari, Fondazione IRCCS Cá Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milano, Italy
2Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda Cá Granda, 20122 Milano, Italy
3Ematologia, Fondazione IRCCS Cá Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milano, Italy
4Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Azienda Ospedaliera Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico, 20122 Milano, Italy

Received 3 May 2010; Accepted 16 June 2010

Academic Editor: Mamede de Carvalho

Copyright © 2010 I. Colombo 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.

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