The National Medical Journal of India

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

Drooping shoulders: A rare manifestation of an uncommon disease


Rishav Bansal1, Sumitabh Singh1, Sunny Singhal1, Gevesh Dewangan1, Chandan Jyoti Das2, Aparajit Ballav Dey1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Bansal R, Singh S, Singhal S, Dewangan G, Das CJ, Dey AB. Drooping shoulders: A rare manifestation of an uncommon disease.Natl Med J India 2020;33:276-277


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Bansal R, Singh S, Singhal S, Dewangan G, Das CJ, Dey AB. Drooping shoulders: A rare manifestation of an uncommon disease. Natl Med J India [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 2 ];33:276-277
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