Amyloidosis presenting in the lower respiratory tract. Clinicopathologic, radiologic, immunohistochemical, and histochemical studies on 48 cases.


We studied 48 cases of amyloidosis localized to the lower respiratory tract. Fourteen cases were classified as tracheobronchial amyloidosis. Twenty-eight cases showed solitary or multiple nodules, and six cases had a diffuse interstitial parenchymal pattern. Almost all patients with tracheobronchial and diffuse interstitial amyloidosis had respiratory… (More)


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