Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
versión impresa ISSN 1130-0108
SEIJO RIOS, S. et al. Secondary amyloidosis in Chrohn's disease. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2008, vol.100, n.12, pp.792-797. ISSN 1130-0108.
Amyloidosis is a clinical entity that results from the deposition of an extracellular protein material that causes disruption in the normal architecture of multiple organs and tissues, and impairs their function. Secondary amyloidosis is a rare but serious complication that may worsen the prognosis of patients with cancer, infection or chronic inflammatory disease, including inflammatory bowel disease, particularly Crohn's disease. We report two cases of Crohn's disease associated with secondary amyloidosis.
Palabras clave : Amyloidosis; Crohn's disease; Nephrotic syndrome; Renal failure.