Rare cause of dyspnoea
Authors: Ghiculescu; Pillans
Source: Internal Medicine Journal, Volume 39, Number 3, March 2009 , pp. 197-199(3)
Abstract:Although primary amyloidosis is the most common systemic form of amyloidosis, its diagnosis remains notoriously difficult. Unless included in the differential diagnosis, the condition may be missed as a cause of severe and ultimately fatal clinical syndromes. We describe two patients with primary amyloidosis who presented with dyspnoea/orthopnoea and oedema due to cardiac and renal involvement. Both had a fatal outcome.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-03-01