Systemic amyloidosis in a patient with adult onset still's disease

Tomonori Ishii, Takeshi Sasaki, Tai Muryoi, Chihiro Murai, Akira Hatakeyama, Hirofumi Oosaki, Akira Yusa, Kaoru Yoshinaga, Toru Kawanami

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A 39-year-old woman presented clinical features of adult onset Still's disease. Seven years after the onset, she developed renal insufficiency and biopsy studies revealed amyloid deposits involving amyloid A protein, P component, λ chain and K chain in the kidney and rectum. She died in 1992, primarily due to cardiac failure associated with amyloidosis, indicating that amyloidosis should be considered one of the fatal complications in adult onset Still's disease with a long history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • amyloid
  • joint pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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