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of 'Dialysis-related amyloidosis'
Pathological fractures in patients who have amyloidosis associated with dialysis. A report of five cases.
Campistol JM, SoléM, Muñoz-Gómez J, Riba J, Ramón R, Revert L
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990;72(4):568.
We are reporting the cases of five patients in whom a pathological fracture of the femoral neck developed secondary to massive deposition of amyloid while they were receiving maintenance hemodialysis. The immunohistochemical studies demonstrated the presence of beta-2-microglobulin as the major constituent protein of the amyloid deposits.
Department of Nephrology, University of Barcelona, Spain.