Secondary amyloidosis in progressive systemic sclerosis

Pamuk G. , Pamuk O., Altiparmak M., Tanverdi M., Uygun N. , Yurdakul S.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.285-287, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100670170048
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.285-287


Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) is a connective tissue disease that may affect many organs, including the kidneys. It is quite rare to see secondary amyloidosis due to PSS. We present a patient with a 9-year history of PSS who developed nephrotic syndrome, and whose renal biopsy was compatible with secondary amyloidosis. He died from massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by oesophageal telangiectasia.