• A 69-year-old woman noted intermittent hemoptysis for a year and was found to have multinodular amyloidosis compressing small bronchi with resultant bronchiectasis. She died of massive pulmonary hemorrhage. Nodular amyloidosis is not necessarily a benign illness and may cause damage to adjacent bronchi.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:603-604)
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