VINCENT BERONIADE, M.D., D.SC.
To the editor: The recent paper by Rosenthal and colleagues (1) reports three patients with systemic amyloidosis and Behcet's disease. They quote a previous paper by us (2) describing three cases of renal involvement in Behçet's disease. As our paper was published in a local journal in Rumania and some peculiar aspects differentiate our patients from those of Rosenthal and colleagues, we believe it worthwhile to summarize our findings.
In our patients, the renal involvement manifested itself from 2 to 9 years after the first sign of the disease. They all had massive proteinuria (4 to 12 g/24 h), hypoproteinemia
BERONIADE V. Amyloidosis and Behçet's Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;83:904–905. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-904
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