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