Intestinal Malabsorption: First Manifestation of Amyloidosis in Familial Mediterranean Fever: Report of two cases

Mordechai Ravid, Ezra Sohar

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Abstract

Proteinuria, progressing to nephrosis, is the first clinical manifestation in virtually all cases of secondary and familial Mediterranean fever amyloidosis. Although malabsorption has been encountered in a few patients, they had all previously suffered from advanced renal involvement. Two patients with familial Mediterranean fever are described, in whom intestinal malabsorption was the presenting symptom of amyloidosis, although there had been no previous evidence of renal involvement. The differential diagnosis of a malabsorption syndrome should, therefore, include amyloidosis also in patients with normal renal functions and without proteinuria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974

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