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Duodenal biopsy: an unexpected confirmatory test for a patient with al-amyloidosis

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S. Pirasath ,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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T. Kumanan,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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University Medical Unit
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G. Selvaratnam,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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University Medical Unit
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V. Sujanitha,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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D. D. Dikowita

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

SSystemic AL- amyloidosis is a disorder of protein folding in which there is extra-cellular accumulation as β pleated fibrillar deposits of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain fragments. AL- amyloidosis is a rare clinical entity. A presentation with clinical and histological evidence of gastrointestinal amyloidosis is even rare. Here we report primary AL- amyloidosis secondary to lamda (λ) light chain myeloma in a middle-aged woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome and motor peripheral neuropathy.
How to Cite: Pirasath, S., Kumanan, T., Selvaratnam, G., Sujanitha, V. and Dikowita, D.D., 2019. Duodenal biopsy: an unexpected confirmatory test for a patient with al-amyloidosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 28(1), pp.65–69. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v28i1.101
Published on 27 Jun 2019.
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