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, vol.22, no.6, pp.440-442, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-003-0755-9
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-442
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, colonoscopy, gastrointestinal system involvement, renal amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS, COLONIC PERFORATION


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.