Amyloidosis in Association with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Phillip J. Cozzi, Graziella M. Abu-Jawdeh, Richard Green, David Green*

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Abstract

Amyloidosis has not been previously reported in association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. An HIV-infected patient with hemophilia who developed nephrotic syndrome due to amyloidosis is described. Amyloid disease has been observed in monkeys with AIDS, and patients with AIDS have had elevated levels of amyloid A protein, findings that suggest a pathogenetic linkage between the two disorders. Amyloidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of HIV-associated nephropathy and the nephrotic syndrome in HIV-infected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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