Multiple myeloma presenting as collapsing glomerulopathy

Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2003 Apr;46(2):233-4.


A 54 year old male patient was admitted with advanced renal failure of recent onset. Serology was noncontributory. Renal biopsy showed collapsing glomerulopathy with interstitial fibrosis. Bone marrow examination confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. With chemotherapy multiple myeloma went into remission. However he continued to remain dialysis dependent and a repeat kidney biopsy showed progression to endstage renal disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Myeloma / diagnosis
  • Multiple Myeloma / pathology*
  • Renal Insufficiency / pathology