Amyloidosis of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver: clinical context, diagnosis and management.

@article{Syed2016AmyloidosisOT,
  title={Amyloidosis of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver: clinical context, diagnosis and management.},
  author={Umer Syed and Rafael Antonio Ching Companioni and Hassan Alkhawam and Aron Walfish},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1109-21}
}
Amyloidosis is a group of disorders that can manifest in virtually any organ system in the body and is thought to be secondary to misfolding of extracellular proteins with subsequent deposition in tissues. The precursor protein that is produced in excess defines the specific amyloid type. This requires histopathological confirmation using Congo red dye with its characteristic demonstration of green birefringence under cross-polarized light. Gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations are common and… CONTINUE READING