Beta 2-microglobulin amyloidosis: a sternoclavicular joint biopsy study in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Zingraff1990Beta2A,
  title={Beta 2-microglobulin amyloidosis: a sternoclavicular joint biopsy study in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Johanna Zingraff and Laure H{\'e}l{\`e}ne No{\"e}l and Thomas Bardin and Daniel Kuntz and Charles Dubost and Tilman Bernhard Dr{\"u}eke},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={94-7}
}
The incidence of beta 2-microglobulin deposits appears to increase with time on dialysis. However, the precise prevalence of the disease is not known at present because adequate, noninvasive diagnostic procedures are still lacking. We performed systematic synovial biopsies of the sternoclavicular joint during surgical parathyroidectomy in 22 chronic hemodialysis patients with severe hyperparathyroidism. Nine of the patients proved to have beta 2-microglobulin amyloid deposits as demonstrated by… CONTINUE READING