Histological prevalence of beta 2-microglobulin amyloidosis in hemodialysis: a prospective post-mortem study.

@article{Jadoul1997HistologicalPO,
  title={Histological prevalence of beta 2-microglobulin amyloidosis in hemodialysis: a prospective post-mortem study.},
  author={Michel Y Jadoul and Christian H Garbar and Henri No{\"e}l and Jacques Sennesael and Raymond Camille Vanholder and P R Bernaert and Georges Rorive and Genevi{\`e}ve Hanique and Charles van Ypersele de Strihou},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1928-32}
}
The histological prevalence of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis (A beta 2m) was evaluated in a prospective study of joint samples obtained at autopsy in 54 patients on hemodialysis (HD) for 2 to 163 (median 47) months, aged 20 to 80 (median 63) years at HD onset. Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery or radiological signs of A beta 2m were present in 2 and 4% of them, respectively. A control group of 34 patients without end-stage renal disease, autopsied during the same period was used as a reference… CONTINUE READING