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1

How might calcium investigations reveal multiple myeloma?

High Ca2+
ALP normal
PTH low
Together with BACKACHE

2

Why is ALP normal in multiple myeloma?

Hyperproliferating plasma cells suppress osteoblasts (which produce ALP)

3

Recall the mnemonic for the signs of multiple myeloma

CRAB
Calcium high
Renal impairment
Anaemia
Bone

4

Recall 2 tests used to diagnose multiple myeloma

IgG
Urinary Bence-Jones protein