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Case report
Exudative pericarditis due to secondary kidney amyloidosis – a case report

Anna Hrynkiewicz, Filip M. Szymański, Marcin Grabowski, Beata Naumnik, Bożena Sobkowicz
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(7):806-809.

open access

Vol 65, No 7 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-07-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Non-infective pericarditis in some cases may be caused by secondary amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a metabolic disorder in which amyloid protein is deposited in various organs and destroys them. The most frequent location of systemic amyloidosis are the kidneys. In this case study we report a 74-year-old man who was admitted to hospital due to very poor condition, generalised oedema and severe dyspnoea. Since 2003 the patient had been hospitalised many times due to pericarditis of unknown aetiology. In this case we diagnosed exudative pericarditis due to nephrotic syndrome caused by secondary kidney amyloidosis which occurs very rarely.

Abstract

Non-infective pericarditis in some cases may be caused by secondary amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a metabolic disorder in which amyloid protein is deposited in various organs and destroys them. The most frequent location of systemic amyloidosis are the kidneys. In this case study we report a 74-year-old man who was admitted to hospital due to very poor condition, generalised oedema and severe dyspnoea. Since 2003 the patient had been hospitalised many times due to pericarditis of unknown aetiology. In this case we diagnosed exudative pericarditis due to nephrotic syndrome caused by secondary kidney amyloidosis which occurs very rarely.
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Keywords

pericarditis; nephrotic syndrome; amyloidosis

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Title

Case report
Exudative pericarditis due to secondary kidney amyloidosis – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 7 (2007)

Pages

806-809

Published online

2007-07-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(7):806-809.

Keywords

pericarditis
nephrotic syndrome
amyloidosis

Authors

Anna Hrynkiewicz
Filip M. Szymański
Marcin Grabowski
Beata Naumnik
Bożena Sobkowicz

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