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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 132-134
Amyloidosis in Behcet's disease

Department of Internal Medicine, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

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Dr. I Ben Ghorbel
Department of Internal Medicine, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.148761

PMID: 25579733

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Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vasculitis with protean manifestations. It is characterized by a heightened state of inflammation, although the factors that initiate and sustain this inflammation are not clear. We report some cases of BD-associated amyloidosis and have similar features. The patients developed nephrotic syndrome due to secondary amyloidosis, which was refractory to the immunosuppressive agents. Two patients expired and the third was lost to follow-up during the course. The BD complicated with amyloidosis is associated with high mortality despite the current aggressive therapy.

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