The burden of amyloidosis on the gastrointestinal tract of an ankylosing spondylitis patient

Ozcakar L., Koklu S., Kaymak B., KURAN S., Sakaogullari Z.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.22, ss.440-442, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10067-003-0755-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.440-442


We present a 26-year-old man with edema, ascites and bloody diarrhea that later proved to be due to gastrointestinal and renal amyloidosis. Interestingly, he was also diagnosed as having ankylosing spondylitis,-possibly after a delay of 12 years. The obscure diagnosis and challenging treatment of secondary amyloidosis are further discussed.