While renal amyloidosis is a common complication of tuberculosis, apparently it has not received much attention from English-speaking physicians, so far as published reports are concerned. Reports of only 14 cases of amyloid in the kidneys were found in a review of the literature from Jan. 1, 1917, to Dec. 31, 1932. We found the following cases reported, including those of both tuberculous and nontuberculous origin:
Noble and Major1 reported 3 cases, 2 of which occurred in conjunction with chronic osteomyelitis (presumably nontuberculous) and 1 of which was of undetermined etiology. Cabot2 reported a case in which there was unexplained fever of four months' duration. Necropsy revealed abdominal lymphadenopathy with ascites. The pathologic report on a lymph gland was "chronic inflammation." Christian3 reported a case in which no cause for the general amyloidosis could be found. Shapiro4 reported 1 case of a patient with tuberculous arthritis
ALTNOW HO, VAN WINKLE CC, MALY HW, WILLIAMS LE. RENAL AMYLOIDOSIS: CLINICAL COURSE AND PATHOLOGIC LESIONS IN SIXTEEN CASES. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(5):944–975. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00170030112012
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