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  • Published in Nihon Jinzo Gakkai shi 1997

[A case of necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis with arteritis due to secondary amyloidosis following rheumatoid arthritis].

@article{Watanabe1997ACO,
  title={[A case of necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis with arteritis due to secondary amyloidosis following rheumatoid arthritis].},
  author={Masato Watanabe and Takahiko Ono and Fumiaki Nogaki and Minako Sakurai and Tetsuya Kawamura and Katsuo Suyama and Takahiro Kamata and Atsushi Oyama and Eri Muso and Shigetake Sasayama},
  journal={Nihon Jinzo Gakkai shi},
  year={1997},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          421-5
        }
}
A 47-year-old woman was admitted on August 4th, 1995, because of edema of the lower extremities. She had been suffering from RA for about 20 years and underwent total knee-replacements 5 years previously. On admission, nephrotic syndrome and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis had developed in association with ileus, melena, diarrhea, dyspnea and hemoptysis. She showed a high titer of serum rheumatoid factor (357.0 IU/ml) and amyloid A protein (83.9 micrograms/ml) with positive antinuclear… CONTINUE READING