We present a case of crystalline deposition in the bone marrow (BM) and various renal cells with only proteinuria as a symptom. As workup for proteinuria, a renal biopsy sample was obtained. EM showed multiple crystalline depositions in renal tubular cells and podocytes. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with crystalloid podocytopathy was diagnosed. Because monoclonal gammopathy was detected in the serum and urine, a BM study was also performed. Plasma cells with needle-shaped inclusion bodies were observed. The crystalline deposits in the plasma cells and podocytes were positive for Masson’s trichrome and kappa light-chain staining. These findings indicated that the crystalline deposits originated from paraprotein. The case showed a rare process of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis via crystalline deposition in podocytes in plasma cell myeloma.

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