WALTER M. SOLOMON, M.D.
Since amyloid infiltration was first brought to the attention of the medical profession by Rokitansky and the Viennese school only a few cases of amyloidosis associated with chronic arthritis have been reported. This relative sparsity of reports prompts the discussion of the following case.
Amyloidosis most frequently complicates tuberculosis and other diseases in which chronic suppuration occurs, such as osteomyelitis, pulmonary abscess, pyelonephritis and others. Certain chronic diseases which lack obvious suppurative processes but have occasionally shown amyloid deposits are Hodgkin's disease, cirrhosis of the liver, leukemia and myeloma. Amyloidosis has been found also in nonsuppurative infectious diseases such as
SOLOMON WM. AMYLOIDOSIS IN CHRONIC ATROPHIC ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:846–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-846
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):846-850.
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