Amyloid a Protein Amyloidosis in a Patient with Plasma Cell Dyscrasia

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Abstract

We report a 59-year-old man who was found to have plasma cell dyscrasia and amyloid A protein (AA) amyloidosis during the follow-up period of chronic inactive hepatitis C. Clinical manifestations such as swallowing disturbance, proteinuria and leg edema were associated with AA amyloid deposits in his tongue and kidneys. Although the relationship between these two diseases remains to be determined, the ability of peripheral blood mononuclear cells to degradate serum amyloid A protein was apparently reduced in this patient, compared with normal volunteers. This would, in part, account for the AA amyloid deposition in this patient.<br>(Internal Medicine 41: 386-391, 2002)

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 41(5), 386-391, 2002-05-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008450819
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6169606
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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