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CLINICAL CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 276-277

Drooping shoulders: A rare manifestation of an uncommon disease


1 Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Correspondence Address:
Rishav Bansal
Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.317479

Primary systemic amyloidosis is an uncommon disease which presents with involvement of the kidney, heart, peripheral nervous system and liver. The involvement of skeletal muscles called amyloid myopathy is uncommon. We report a 74-year-old male who presented with progressively drooping shoulders followed by other muscular involvement without other organ involvement as a manifestation of amyloidosis. The patient was managed with melphalan, prednisolone and thalidomide with clinical improvement.


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