H. S. KO, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C); J. W. DAVIDSON, M.B., CH.B., D.M.R.D., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C); W. PRUZANSKI, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
The relation between amyloidosis and plasmacytic dyscrasia has been well documented (1); thus, amyloidosis of the lymphatic organs is of a particular interest. Involvement of the lymph nodes is common in generalized disease, but there are no well-documented cases of their involvement as a sole feature of amyloidosis. We describe herein a patient with widespread lymph node amyloidosis as the sole clinical manifestation.
A 41-year-old man was hospitalized in 1961 with swelling in both groins that had persisted for 2 years. Nodes as large as 15 cm X 6 cm were found in both inguinal regions. There were no other
KO HS, DAVIDSON JW, PRUZANSKI W. Amyloid Lymphadenopathy. Ann Intern Med. ;85:763–764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-763
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):763-764.
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