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Multiple Myeloma

A malignant bone condition that causes kidney failure, dysproteinemia, abnormal proteins in the plasma, and abnormal urine proteins (Bence Jones proteins). IV contrast may cause the proteins to precipitate resulting in renal tubular obstruction and possibly renal failure. Multiple myeloma is only considered a risk factor for contrast nephrotoxicity when combined with pre-existing renal insufficiency.

Creatinine level must be known prior to IV contrast administration. Please reinforce the importance of hydration after contrast administration.