Amyloidosis als oorzaak van ernstige buikklachten bij een jonge Somalische immigrante?

Heslinga, H. T., Hazenberg, B. P., Peters, F. T., Elema, J. D., Steensma, J. T. & van Rijswijk, M. H., 27-Mar-1993, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 137, 13, p. 667-72 6 p.

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Extensive deposition of amyloid was detected in the digestive tract of a Somali woman aged 20 yr with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and cachexia. Immunohistochemical characterisation showed that the amyloid protein involved was of the AA type. Elevated levels were also found for serum amyloid A (SAA), an acute-phase protein which is the precursor of AA amyloid. The underlying inflammatory disease was peritoneal tuberculosis. The normalisation of the SAA levels and the recovery of the small intestine during tuberculostatic therapy showed that the tuberculosis was the cause of the enteropathy. This case report highlights the importance of early detection and effective treatment of the underlying inflammatory disease in case of AA amyloidosis.

Translated title of the contributionAmyloidosis as cause of severe abdominal symptoms in a young Somali immigrant?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)667-72
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 27-Mar-1993


  • Adult, Amyloidosis, Antitubercular Agents, Biopsy, Female, Humans, Jejunum, Peritonitis, Tuberculous, Serum Amyloid A Protein

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