Fatal pancreatitis associated with systemic amyloidosis in a rheumatoid arthritis patient

Kazuhiro Oishi, Jun Wada, Yoshio Nagake, Kazuyuki Hida, Hiroo Hashimoto, Nobuaki Hayakawa, Naoki Kashihara, Hirofumi Makino

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Abstract

We report here a case of severe acute pancreatitis associated with systemic AA amyloidosis in a 69-year-old rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient. AA amyloid deposition was detected on the walls of small pancreatic arteries and arterioles. The acute pancreatitis was resistant to various interventions, and acute necrotizing pancreatitis and multiple organ failure developed. Although AA amyloidosis in RA patients is rarely complicated with acute pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis in such cases could be severe and intractable and might result in a fatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medicine
Volume31
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • AA amyloidosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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