Chronic diarrhea as the presenting feature of primary systemic AL amyloidosis: serendipity or delayed diagnosis?

TitleChronic diarrhea as the presenting feature of primary systemic AL amyloidosis: serendipity or delayed diagnosis?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWang C, Li Y, Jin Y, Zhou W, Zhu Y, Yao F, Qian J
JournalBMC gastroenterology
Volume13
Pagination71
Date Published2013
Abstract

Chronic diarrhea in adults is a common symptom with a wide range of underlying etiologies. Although various strategies have been proposed for evaluation, there are still cases with undetermined origins even after extensive workup. Amyloidosis with gastrointestinal (GI) involvement is one of the causes that should be considered in adult patients with chronic diarrhea. We report a case of primary systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, presenting initially as chronic diarrhea and weight loss.

DOI10.1039/c3cc42075b
Alternate JournalBMC Gastroenterol