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Revista médica de Chile

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BERRIOS F, Marcela et al. Acute liver failure in a patient with liver amyloidosis associated to multiple myeloma. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2003, vol.131, n.11, pp.1301-1304. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872003001100011.

We report a 67 years old woman admitted to the hospital for the study of a cholestatic jaundice and massive hepatomegaly. On admission, the patient did not have liver failure. During hospital stay, the patient experienced a progressive deterioration of liver function and a monoclonal gammopathy was detected. An IgG Kappa myeloma was diagnosed. A fine needle liver biopsy disclosed the presence of amyloid. The patient developed acute liver failure and died three weeks after admission (Rev Méd Chile 2003; 131: 1301-04)

Keywords : Amyloidosis; Liver failure; acute; Myeloma proteins.

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