Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis (AL) Presenting as Periorbital Purpura in A 39 Years Female Patient

Authors

  • Orivaldo Alves Barbosa Professor of Medicine, Unichristus, Fortaleza
  • José Walter Corrëa Chief of Medicine, Hospital Cesar Cals, Fortaleza
  • Herivaldo Ferreira Da Silva Hematology Service, Hospital Cesar Cals, Fortaleza
  • Larah De Cordeiro Kiah Department of Medicine, Hospital Cesar Cals, Fortaleza

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25443

Keywords:

Immunoglobulin light chain, amyloidosis, periorbital purpura, peripheral polyneuropathy, cardiomyopathy

Abstract

Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL) is the most frequent form of amylodosis in adults, being more common in the elderly and male patients. The cutaneous manifestations occur in about 30% and are important clue do diagnosis. We report a 39 year-old-female patient with periorbital purpura, peripheral polyneuropathy and cardiomyopathy diagnosed as amyloidosis and treated with melphalan and prednisolone.

J MEDICINE July 2015; 16 (2) : 122-123

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Orivaldo Alves Barbosa, Professor of Medicine, Unichristus, Fortaleza



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Published

2015-11-05

How to Cite

Barbosa, O. A., Corrëa, J. W., Da Silva, H. F., & Kiah, L. D. C. (2015). Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis (AL) Presenting as Periorbital Purpura in A 39 Years Female Patient. Journal of Medicine, 16(2), 122–123. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25443

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