Multiple myeloma-associated amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis.


Journal Article

Primary systemic amyloidosis has been associated with the development of symptoms and clinical features characteristic of polymyalgia rheumatica and/or giant cell arteritis (GCA). Case reports of this clinical entity have been published, stating that the amyloid deposition leads to the symptoms of vasculitis. In this report, we present a second case in the English literature of a patient presenting with multiple myeloma-associated amyloidosis and GCA. This is the first case in which the histopathologic findings are described in enough detail to suggest a pathogenic relationship between the two diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Estrada, A; Stenzel, TT; Burchette, JL; Allen, NB

Published Date

  • July 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1312 - 1317

PubMed ID

  • 9663490

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9663490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-3591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1529-0131(199807)41:7<1312::AID-ART23>3.0.CO;2-T


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States