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Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias

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UNDURRAGA M., FELIPE et al. TRACHEOBRONCHIAL AMYLOIDOSIS. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.3, pp.193-199. ISSN 0717-7348.

Amyloidosis is a generic term for a group of diseases that share the common feature of extracelular deposit of pathologic proteins. Systemic and localized forms are recognized. Both can produce pulmonary involvement. The current classification is based on the nature of the precursor of the amyloid. It is an infrequent condition, in USA the incidence is 5.1 to 12.8 per million of people. We present a case of a 32 years old male, obese, light smoker with Diabetes Mellitus 2, asymptomatic, with a pneumonia and poor response to treatment. The first diagnostic approach was a malignant disease and the histological study showed Amyloidosis. The analysis of the case suggest the diagnosis of tracheobronchial amyloidosis

Palabras clave : Amyloidosis; congo red; deposit disease; tracheobronchial.

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