Nodular amyloidosis of the lung from intravenous drug abuse: an uncommon cause of multiple pulmonary nodules.

@article{Shah1998NodularAO,
  title={Nodular amyloidosis of the lung from intravenous drug abuse: an uncommon cause of multiple pulmonary nodules.},
  author={Shivang Shah and Michelle Khine and J Anigbogu and Andrew Miller},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={402-4}
}
Bilateral pulmonary nodules in an immunocompromised host may offer a diagnostic dilemma. We present a case of a human immunodeficiency virus positive patient with history of intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) who was incidentally found to have bilateral multiple pulmonary nodules. She was diagnosed as having nodular pulmonary amyloidosis, presumably serum amyloid A derived (AA) in origin but confirmed not to be of amyloid light chain derived origin (AL), histologically associated with focal… CONTINUE READING