Rare cause of dyspnoea

Ghiculescu, R. A. and Pillans, P. (2009) Rare cause of dyspnoea. Internal Medicine Journal, 39 3: 197-199. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01890.x


Author Ghiculescu, R. A.
Pillans, P.
Title Rare cause of dyspnoea
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
1445-5994
Publication date 2009-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01890.x
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 197
End page 199
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted abstract
 Although primary amyloidosis is the most common systemic form of amyloidosis, its diagnosis remains notoriously difficult. Unless included in the differential diagnosis, the condition may be missed as a cause of severe and ultimately fatal clinical syndromes. We describe two patients with primary amyloidosis who presented with dyspnoea/orthopnoea and oedema due to cardiac and renal involvement. Both had a fatal outcome.
Keyword Primary amyloidosis
Nephrotic Syndrome
Cardiac
Renal
Amyloidosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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