MAURICE H. WALD, M.S., M.D.
In 1949 the first of these cases of secondary amyloidosis in tuberculosis came under my observation. The date is important, since this general survey of amyloidosis was begun at a time when the new combined chemotherapeutic and surgical attack upon tuberculosis was to improve the prognosis even in far advanced cases.
Because reversal of amyloidosis secondary to tuberculosis has been recorded as a rare event in scattered clinical reports,1, 2, 3 and doubt has been expressed2 that amyloid deposits are ever re-absorbed, the subject seemed worthy of investigation. Likewise, a review of the nature of hepatic impairment in this disease
WALD MH. CLINICAL STUDIES OF SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS IN TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:383–395. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-383
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(2):383-395.
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