The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 489–494 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal manifestations of amyloidosis

Review of the problem with report of a representative case
  • Robert S. Merrill
Case Reports


A case of primary systemic amyloidosis in which the diagnosis was made antemortem is presented. Unusual gastroenterologic features included epigastric pain as the presenting complaint, proved gastric and duodenal ulceration, an episode of acute pancreatitis, and terminal jaundice. The usual gastrointestinal features included diffuse gastrointestinal tract involvement, hepatomegaly, changes in serum protein, and essentially normal liver-function tests.


Public Health Pancreatitis Gastrointestinal Tract Acute Pancreatitis Duodenal Ulceration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Merrill
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Medical Service of the Veterans Administration HospitalTomah

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