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Publication Name World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Manuscript ID 8613
Country/Territory United States
Received
2013-12-31 11:46
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2013-12-31 19:21
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2014-02-13 15:55
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2014-02-17 19:47
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2014-03-04 05:32
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2014-03-12 18:37
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2014-03-12 18:47
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2014-04-09 20:29
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2014-04-20 14:05
ISSN 1948-5190 (online)
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Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Case Report
Article Title Rare presentation of primary (AL) amyloidosis as gastrointestinal hemorrhage without systemic involvement
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Mohammad F Ali, Anik Patel, Stephanie Muller and David Friedel
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Mohammad F Ali, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, 222 Station Plaza North, Suite 509, Mineola, NY 11501, United States. mfali@winthrop.org
Keywords Primary amyloidosis; AL amyloidosis; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Endoscopic finding; Endoscopic biopsy; Upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Amyloid deposition; Gastric/intestinal mucosa; Mucosal inflammation
Core Tip This case report of a 58-year-old African-American woman with coffee-ground emesis highlights a rare instance where AL (kappa)-type amyloidosis presents as gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the absence of clinical disease elsewhere in the body. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy initially revealed punctate, erythematous lesions throughout the stomach as well as regions of small bowel mucosa that appeared scalloped, ulcerated, and hemorrhaged on contact. Patient was treated for cytomegalovirus gastritis based on biopsy results. However, repeat enteroscopy continued to demonstrate friable and irregular duodenal mucosa with pathology highlighting infiltration and expansion of the lamina propria and submucosa. Appropriate staining and subtyping established AL (kappa)-type amyloidosis.
Publish Date 2014-04-20 14:05
Citation Ali MF, Patel A, Muller S, Friedel D. Rare presentation of primary (AL) amyloidosis as gastrointestinal hemorrhage without systemic involvement. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2014; 6(4): 144-147
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-5190/full/v6/i4/144.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4253/wjge.v6.i4.144
Full Article (PDF) WJGE-6-144.pdf
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