Amyloidosis With Periorbital Rash

  • Morteza Daraei Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Goli Siri Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Seyed Farshad Allameh Department of Internal Medicine, Imam khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Samira Alesaeidi Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. AND Department of Rheumatology, Amir Alam Research Center, Amir Alam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Amyloidosis, Congo red, Duodenal biopsy


We presented a middle-aged woman with nonspecifc signs and symptoms, including dyspnea, lower limb edema, and elevated jugular venous pressure. Among these, the skin changes including nail changes, macroglossia and periorbital rash were the mos important clues to suspect primary amyloidosis. Paraclinical sudies were anemia, proteinuria and resricted cardiomyopathy. Abdomi nal fat pad biopsy is usually the frs sep to confrm the amyloidosis. However, despite the negative hisologic result of fat-pad biopsy, we performed duodenal biopsy that confrmed amyloidosis. This case report demonsrates the important value of duodenal tissue in order to conform the diagnosis of amyloidosis.

Author Biography

Morteza Daraei, Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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How to Cite
Daraei M, Siri G, Allameh SF, Alesaeidi S. Amyloidosis With Periorbital Rash. CRCP. 3(3):78-81.
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