Cardiac and intestinal amyloidosis in a renal transplant recipient with familial Mediterranean fever.

@article{Yildiz2001CardiacAI,
  title={Cardiac and intestinal amyloidosis in a renal transplant recipient with familial Mediterranean fever.},
  author={Alaattin Yildiz and Vakur Akkaya and Işin Kiliçaslan and Aydin T{\"u}rkmen and B G{\"o}rçin and Dursun Atilgan and Mehmet S{\"u}kr{\"u} Sever},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={125-7}
}
In Turkey, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an important cause of nephrotic syndrome and endstage renal disease due to renal deposition of AA type amyloid. We report a case of living-related donor renal transplant recipient with FMF and renal AA type amyloidosis, who died of progressive heart failure due to cardiac involvement. The patient also had intractable diarrhea caused by biopsy-proven intestinal amyloidosis. The patient was on 1 mg/day colchicine. Although he was attack-free… CONTINUE READING
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