CHARLES EDWARD THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MARION LEE RICE JR., M.D.
Recent reviews of the literature reveal an awakening of interest in the study of amyloidosis.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The occurrence of this lardaceous pathological process in relationship to spinal cord injury had not been noted previously, with the exception of a case reported in 1867 by Fagge.6 A large number of spinal cord injuries, resulting from World War II, are under observation in Veterans Administration hospitals. Sufficient time has now elapsed for these patients to be subjected to the effects of wasting disease, tissue atrophy and repeated infections. Secondary amyloidosis in this group of patients then might be expected
THOMPSON CE, RICE ML. SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS IN SPINAL CORD INJURY1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:1057–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1057
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1057-1064.
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