Primary amyloidosis is a rare cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. We describe a case of primary amyloidosis causing melaena and weight loss in an elderly gentleman. The diagnosis was delayed, as previous investigations in another hospital were negative. We discuss the importance of concentrating on the patient's symptoms, regardless of what previous investigations have shown.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||CME Journal Geriatric Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Feb 2004|
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- Primary amyloidosis
- Renal impairment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Geriatrics and Gerontology