We report a case of smoldering multiple myeloma patient who developed signs and symptoms consistent with polyarthritis. A PET-CT demonstrated marked FDG activity in multiple joints, concerning for inflammatory arthritis. Arthrocentesis from the glenohumeral joint was consistent with inflammatory synovial fluid with no evidence for infection or crystals. Congo-red stain of the synovial fluid was positive, and mass-spectrometry based amyloid typing was consistent with wild-type transthyretin type. The patient responded instantly to glucocorticoids.
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