Introduction: The systemic amyloidosis usually doesn’t save the digestive tract, but this involvement is present in approximately 60% of patients with AA Amyloidosis and only in 8% and 1% of patients with AL Amyloidosis (respectively through biopsy and clinically). Beside gastrointestinal involvement is rarely symptomatic and clinical events are not specific. Enteropathy protein-losing is a rare condition caused by excessive loss of serum protein in the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in hypoproteinaemia, edema, and, sometimes, pleural/pericardial effusions. The diagnosis should be taken into account only when other causes have been excluded. Gastrointestinal AL amyloidosis usually appears with constipation and mechanical obstruction/ pseudobstruction, on the contrary enteropathy protein-losing and malabsorption are rare.
Case report: We report the case of a 59-year -old patient, with AL amyloidosis, who suffered from weight loss and ascites effusion related to an AL amyloidosis.
Discussion: The case is unusual, both because of the extension in the gastrointestinal tract and for its unusual clinical presentation as enteropathy protein-losing associated with malabsorption.
Published on: Jun 25, 2016 Pages: 50-52
University of Athens, Greece
Peertechz Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Research
Prof. Pierre Guertin
Laval University, Canada
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Vingolo Enzo Maria
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
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Southeastern University, China
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Huazong University of Science and Technology, China
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