FREDERICK H. KING, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GORDON D. OPPENHEIMER, M.D.
Primary amyloidosis is an infrequent clinical entity and the search for possible etiological factors presents an interesting theoretical problem. Because of these considerations, as well as the fact that this case presents a unique series of events, an instance of this type of amyloidosis is detailed.
The patient, a 36 year old married white woman, was first seen by one of us (F.K.) because of a mild sore throat and upper respiratory infection. She was obsessed with the possibility of a "streptococcus sore throat" and called a physician for reassurance. Her rectal temperature was found to be 99.2°
KING FH, OPPENHEIMER GD. RUPTURE OF AMYLOID SPLEEN1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:374–378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-374
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):374-378.
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