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Pathological characteristics of fifty patients with renal amyloidosis in Sri Lanka

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D L P Dasanayaka,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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S Wijetunge ,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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N V I Ratnatunga

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Renal involvement is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic amyloidosis. This retrospective analysis was conducted to analyse the clinico-pathological characteristics of renal amyloidosis in a group of Sri Lankan patients undergoing renal biopsy. Renal amyloidosis was observed in 50/ 9712 (0.5%) renal biopsies. The underlying cause for amyloidosis was not known in most. Of the known causes multiple myeloma was the commonest. Nephrotic range proteinuria was the most common clinical outcome and most had grade I to III chronic kidney disease at the time of diagnosis. Glomerulosclerosis was associated with the deterioration of renal function.  

How to Cite: Dasanayaka, D.L.P., Wijetunge, S. & Ratnatunga, N.V.I., (2016). Pathological characteristics of fifty patients with renal amyloidosis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 61(4), pp.189–190. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v61i4.8388
Published on 30 Dec 2016.
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