HAROLD G. GRAYZEL, M.D.; MENDEL JACOBI, M.D.
Amyloidosis secondary to a chronic infection is a complication of serious prognostic significance. In human beings presenting clinical signs of amyloidosis, the condition usually progresses to a fatal termination because the underlying cause remains active. Very few reported cases of recovery appear in the literature.1-13 The majority of these recover only after an extensive operation which eradicates the primary disease provided the operative procedure is carried out early. This method of treatment can be employed with success only in a limited number of instances. The treatment of secondary amyloidosis in the majority of patients is therefore directed towards mitigating the
GRAYZEL HG, JACOBI M. SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS: RESULTS OF THERAPY WITH DESICCATED WHOLE LIVER POWDER(SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS: RESULTS OF THERAPY WITH DESICCATED WHOLE LIVER POWDER*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:39–58. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-39
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):39-58.
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