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Article
March 30, 1935

RECOVERY FROM AMYLOIDOSIS

Author Affiliations

Minneapolis
From the Department of Medicine. University of Minnesota Hospital.

JAMA. 1935;104(13):1070-1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760130001006
Abstract

Until Waldenström's1 report in 1928, it was generally believed that amyloidosis was a progressive and fatal disease. Although, before this time, observations were made from time to time on patients who apparently recovered from the disease, they were seldom published2 because of uncertainty of diagnosis. It was usually concluded that recovery was an indication that the patient did not have amyloid disease. Recently, however, Kuczynski,3 Morgenstern4 and others have shown experimentally that amyloid substance may be resorbed if the factors favoring its formation and deposition are discontinued. The introduction of the congo red test by Bennhold and the method of liver and spleen biopsy by Waldenström permitted accurate clinical diagnosis to be made during life. As a result of these advances, reports of recovery from amyloid disease in eleven cases have been published.5

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