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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II |

Not a Stroke: An Unusual Presentation of Hyperammonemia in Multiple Myeloma

Boram Kim, DO; Purav Shah, MD; Eric Yudelevich, MD; Raymonde Jean, MD
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Mt. Sinai St. Luke's West Hospital, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):396A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.409
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Altered mental status (AMS) associated with multiple myeloma (MM) can be secondary to hypercalcemia, hyperuricemia and hyperviscosity. Only rarely has it been linked to hyperammonemia [1]. We present a unique case of hyperammonemia causing altered sensorium with focal neurologic findings.

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