A case report of light-chain amyloidosis misdiagnosed for extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a 50-year-old woman with a 3-year history of refractory pleural effusions

@inproceedings{Pallangyo2017ACR,
  title={A case report of light-chain amyloidosis misdiagnosed for extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a 50-year-old woman with a 3-year history of refractory pleural effusions},
  author={Pedro Pallangyo and Paulina Nicholaus and Frederick Lyimo and Alex Loth and Engerasiya A Julius Kifai and Mohammed Al Janabi},
  year={2017}
}
Introduction: Light-chain amyloidosis is a rare clinical disorder predominantly affecting the elderly population. The accumulation of amyloid deposits in normal tissue is characteristic for this disease which usually manifest with a spectrum of clinical presentations resulting in organ dysfunction or failure. Diagnosing light chain amyloidosis poses a huge challenge in daily clinical practice and if untreated just about a fifth of patients will survive up-to 2 years following diagnosis. Case… CONTINUE READING

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