MCQ – 88990


A 65-year-old male with chronic renal failure presents with the complaint of shoulder pain and numbness of his right hand. The shoulder pain is bilateral and localized to the anterolateral aspect. He states he is unable to hold objects for a long time from his right hand because of numbness. The patient has been on maintenance hemodialysis for the past 20 years. On physical examination, there is atrophy of the thenar muscles of the right hand. There is decreased sensation in his right thumb, middle, index, and ring fingers. Which of the following is responsible for the patient’s current condition?


Accumulation of serum amyloid protein




Accumulation of beta-2 microglobulin


Decreased uric acid excretion

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