R. M. BEDDOW, M.D.; I. L. TILDEN, M.D.
Amyloidosis is usually classified as follows: (1) primary, systemic or focal, of unknown etiology; (2) secondary, the end result of some other chronic disease, most notably tuberculosis, but also syphilis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteomyelitis, bronchiectasis, cancer or lepromatous lepropsy; and (3) amyloidosis associated with multiple myeloma. Secondary amyloidosis, by far the most common, is said to involve the liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals and intestine most often; primary amyloidosis, the heart, blood vessels and connective tissues, but there is much overlapping, and some1 now believe that the separation of cases into primary and secondary types is artificial, and that the differences in
BEDDOW RM, TILDEN IL. MALABSORPTION SYNDROME DUE TO AMYLOIDOSIS OF THE INTESTINE SECONDARY TO LEPROMATOUS LEPROSY: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:1017–1027. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-1017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(5):1017-1027.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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