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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2008;74(1): 245-249.
증례 : 강직성 척추염 환자에서 가성장폐쇄로 나타난 아밀로이드증 1예
조수경, 김태균, 허민영, 김동욱, 강미선, 윤정희
A case of amyloidosis with intestinal pseudo-obstruction in an ankylosing spondylitis patient
Su Kyung Cho, Tae Kyoon Kim, Min-Young Her, Dong-Yook Kim, Mi Seon Kang, Jung Hee Yoon
Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital1
ABSTRACT
Amyloidosis is a disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid in various tissues and organs. Secondary amyloidosis occurs in patients with poorly controlled, slow-developing chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Gastrointestinal amyloidosis may uncommonly present with intestinal pseudo- obstruction. We report the case of a 37-year-old man with a 7-year history of ankylosing spondylitis who presented with intestinal pseudo-obstruction as a manifestations of secondary amyloidosis. We report this case along with a review of the relevant literature. 
Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis; Pseudo-obstruction; Amyloidosis
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