MCDONALD K. HORNE III, CAPT, USAF, MC
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To the editor: The recent paper by Cohen, Lessin, Hallal, et al (1) describing the remarkable response of a patient with renal amyloidosis to chemotherapy has prompted me to report a similar case seen through the past four years at this institution.
A 55-year-old white man, presented in April 1971 complaining of abdominal distention, weight loss, and chest pain relieved by antacids. He had previously been in good health except for a benign right renal mass, which had been removed by nephrectomy in 1953. At examination he had hepatomegaly (22-cm liver span), splenomegaly (palpable 10-cm below the costal margin), and
HORNE MK. Improvement in Amyloidosis. Ann Intern Med. ;83:281–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-281
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):281-282.
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