Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : OD01 - OD03

Light Chain Myeloma induced Severe Hypertriglyceridemia OD01-OD03

Shafeeque Rahman, Prabhat Kumar, Subodh Kumar Mahto, Rajinder Singh Tonk, Rajesh S Taneja

Correspondence
Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, OPD Block, PGIMER and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.
E-mail: drkumar.prabhat@gmail.com

Hyperlipidemia is very common in general population and incidence has further increased in recent years. Evaluation of patient presenting with lipid disorders is essential to obtain a definite diagnosis to prevent complications, and apply the most appropriate treatment. An isolated elevation in triglyceride levels may be caused by a primary disorder of lipid metabolism like familial hypertriglyceridemia. It may also arise secondary to a number of conditions like diabetes mellitus, alcohol intake, hypothyroidism, drugs, infections and nephrotic syndrome. Herein, we describe a case of secondary hypertriglyceridemia leading to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) in a young female which was attributed to Multiple Myeloma (MM). Significant reduction in triglyceride levels after starting anti-myeloma therapy established their relation. This is the first case of light chain myeloma causing severe secondary hypertriglyceridemia.