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March 1983

Nodular Pulmonary Amyloidosis: A Cause of Bronchiectasis and Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Lee and Passero) and Pathology (Dr Bogaars), Roger Williams General Hospital, Brown University Program in Medicine, Providence, RI.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(3):603-604. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350030217045

• 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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